Source: Received eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.
Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.
I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.
3 stars - Two very stubborn people who love each other - who's gonna break?
I love Drew + Fable so much. It was great to see them in this one and it makes me excited to get to Owen's story. He's in this one too, getting tall and a chick magnet. Can't wait for his story.
This one is Colin and Jen's story and theirs is a little different. They've know each other forever but still have secrets from each other. They love each other so completely but both are too scared to tell the other. So they try very hard to not tell each other and it makes them miserable. Jen's had enough though and she's given her notice for the restaurant and his life. Colin doesn't take it well but he refuses to ask her to stay.
What was the most interesting to me was the late night encounters these two had. Living with Colin, Jen can hear him when the nightmares take him. She goes to him and comforts him. They don't talk about it later. Nothing sexual but certainly intimate. Their connection is strong but they are both so stubborn.
I love Colin. He's such a guy. He says the wrong thing and he can't bring himself to talk about his feelings. He doesn't know he loves her until events force him to see it. But he's also adorable as he tries to protect and take care of her. His jealousy is so cute but I really do get tired of him refusing to just talk to her. Tell her.
But it's Jen that I was frustrated with. She's making the biggest mistake by running away. No thought out plans or organized effort to prepare for move. From her roommate to no job, she's making poor choices and her reasons are silly. I so wanted to smack her. Just tell him how you feel. If you're leaving and he rejects you, then you're never gonna see him again anyway. Of course, she didn't listen to me shouting at her. So frustrating.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. I read it in a day. It's not my favorite of the series by far. I was too frustrated with Jen but I really enjoyed being part of this group again. If you've read Drew + Fable, you're gonna want this piece of the story.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.
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