After years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child, Gemma Walsh finds her husband in bed with another woman. Unable to face his betrayal, she retreats to Priest Lake where her family owns a small cabin. But Gemma finds that she is not the only one hiding away at the lake to avoid an ugly truth.
Andrew Monroe was once an essential part of Gemma’s life but tragedy and misunderstanding shattered their bond, separating them. Now twenty years later, Gemma questions the coincidence of their newly intersected paths as she struggles to resist the sparks that ignite between them.
Just when Gemma feels that she has found her second chance at happiness, she is faced with a shocking truth as her reality spirals out of control. She can’t deny the powerful force that brought Andrew back into her life anymore than she can defy the same force that now threatens to pull them apart.
An emotionally-charged, heart-rending story that will leave you to question the freedom in truth and the existence of fate in its deepest sense.
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This Book Nerd Says:
Ah. This is such a tricky review for me to write because I don't want to give away any spoilers, but simultaneously I want to talk about them to give basis to my rating.
I won't though.
Let me start by saying that this book has a twist. I knew it had a twist because of the reviews I'd had read before this book. Then I read the book and twist was NOT the twist I was expecting.
And I loved it for that reason.
Drew was Gemma's childhood best friend and her first love until a tragic event tore them apart. Now after catching her husband in the act of sleeping with another woman, she walks away from her life in Seattle and heads back to Priest Lake. Hoping for solitude to clear her mind of all the heartbreaking events that have led her there, she is quickly surprised to find her old friends still lingering around the lake... in particular Drew.
Drew is the kind of character that just makes you wish you had best friend/first love like him.
As they reconnect and open up about the truths that have caused the rifts in their relationship, they both realize that this could be a second chance at their own love story, the one that never got the start it deserved.
So here's the deal...
I think I began reading this book with such a high expectation. I thought I would be gutted complete with sobs and a runny nose. And then I wasn't. So I had to fight the disappointment I felt.
Then after THE TWIST I just kept hoping that the ending would be yet another twist because it just wasn't heading the way I really wanted it to end up at. There's a confuzzled happily ever after in there... but it was heavy with a "if only" sigh.
I could easily see why this book would be a 4+ star book for readers, but for me I could only give it a 3.5