He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother, and my best protector.
He was my best everything.
He was mine.
Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.
Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.
But now she’s back, and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.
Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?
This novel just ripped my heart to pieces! I wasn’t expecting a somber and slightly sad story from author L.A. Casey but, she totally killed it! These characters were raw and nothing felt forced or false. This was a heartbreaking story that thankfully had a great ending. This story is set in York, England and has tons of accents and English words that made me feel more immersed in the story!
Lane Edwards is not happy. Moving to New York didn’t solve her problems and now everything is catching up to her. Being called back home for a most tragic reason, opens the floodgates of emotions, accusations, high tensions and ultimately forgiveness. But it’s hard to face a past that is so riddled in heartache and devastation. Not only does she have to face her family but the one boy who meant everything to her and ultimately broke her heart. Can she forgive and forget? Or will her trip home be cut short, as she gets the first plane out of there that she can?
Kale Hunt is adrift. He has lost everything that ever meant anything to him. But he is in for a huge surprise after tragedy strikes his family. Seeing his Laney Baby again is like coming home. She was the best part of him and he literally let her slip through his fingers. But not this time. This time they are going to hash out the past and say what has been needed to be said for the past six years. And he will do everything in his power to keep her where she belongs, in his arms. Can he convince her that they were made for each other? Or will outside forces keep them apart once again?
I loved this story even if it was hard to get through sometimes. I enjoyed reading what was going on in the present and the flashbacks to the past. How Kale and Lane’s relationship evolved and what happened to cause the rift between them. This was told in first person point of view of Lane as well as past/present point of view. This is also a standalone novel that does not end in a cliffhanger.
Ultimately, I ugly cried a lot during this novel! But even though
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.