As childhood sweethearts, Brian and Melissa’s plans were simple: finish school,
get married, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, life didn’t go as
planned. Melissa went away to college, and Brian married her best friend.
Seventeen years have passed and Brian’s stable family life has come crashing
down around him. His wife’s a cheater, his teenage daughter is hiding things from
him and Melissa is back in town to remind him of what he lost all those years
Melissa’s returned home, ready to forgive and focus on her future, but that all
changes the day she gets a desperate phone call from Brian’s daughter, Erin.
Thrown back into Brian’s tumultuous life, Melissa struggles to move beyond the
pain of his broken promise.
While working together to save Erin from the evil web she’s caught in, Melissa
and Brian fight to fix the past or face losing each other all over again.
Dana Mason is happily settled in a
small valley amongst the California grapevines with her husband and three
children. Author of the romantic suspense, Embrace Series, she’s written about
a group of friends from Northern California who learn just how short life can
be when you don’t hold on to what’s important. Second chances don’t come
easy…but sometimes love is worth the risk.
When not writing, Dana specializes in professional development and training.
She’s also a board member on the local Art’s Council and does what she can to
support the art community.
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I gave this book 5 stars.
What do you do when the love of your life marries your best friend? You get angry and hostile and you hate them both. But that only lasts for so long. Melissa was suppose to marry her high school sweetheart, they had it all planned out, but then she goes away to college and leaves Brian alone. He feels like he was betrayed in some way. Why couldn’t she have gone to college closer so they could still be together and start a family? They both do things that they are not proud of. Now that is the past. The present– well she hates them both. BOTH? Brian and her best friend (EX-best friend) Jules. Can she get past this pain she feels towards him and her?
Brian finds out his wife is a cheater and his teenage daughter calls Melissa for help. Can she get past all the pain he has caused her to forgive? And to help his daughter. The daughter of Brian and her best friend?
I love this series, it is fast paced and leaves you on the edge of your seat with each page you turn. This is my second favorite book in the series. I really loved this story, it broke my heart and I could feel her pain. I wanted to cry with her. I definitely felt her hostility I would have done the same. It takes a very strong woman to go through what she did. Dana writes some awesome leading women.
Brian has his reasons for doing what he did. But is that enough to rectify what happened? I love this man and I am so glad I got to know him in the first two book so I wasn’t as hard on him as if I just picked up the book and was like this is Brian. He was one of my favorite characters. And Brian loves hard! With his whole heart and his whole soul. These two together are fire and beautiful sparkly fireworks!!! Thank you for another beautiful book Dana! I can’t wait to read your next !! ❤