It is this type of book that one can enjoy more and the other at all. Well written, quite original story. But unfortunately I’m more in the latter group. And not because it is a love triangle and a degree of anxiety is high. This is something you agree with when you start such a book. But I just don’t agree with the decisions that the heroes make. Therefore not completely satisfied.
"...oceans of time and space have drowned our relationship."
About the plot: Cody during one of the Navy SEAL’s actions was captured and held for more than three and a half years as hostage. Thoughts of Lainey kept him alive but he didn’t think he would ever be free. To the world he was dead. To her he was dead.
Lainey after years of suffering decided to go forward. The death of her great love imprinted hard on her. But she learned to love another man and now plans marry him. That’s when Cody comes back.
In the circumstances that cause an even greater mess than the resurrection itself.
“There’s no manual on how to proceed when the dead love of my life comes back to life to meet the new love of my life.”
What I like? This is a very well written. The whole background story is very original. Lots of good quotes. The best part of the book is the main hero – Cody. He is intriguing, sweet and your heart beat faster for him, for sure. The sex scenes are hot and pretty bold. My kindle is full of highlights from this book.
“I’m the same person. A little beaten down, a little inked up, with some external scars, but inside,” I say, bringing her hand to rest on the left side of my chest, “I’m the same. Getting another chance with you was, at best, my wildest dream during my darkest days.”
And I have a little regret that I have a few things to complain about. But not always and for everyone can be perfect.
What I don’t like? For me, too much unnecessary drama. I don’t like when the heroine does not think. It just pisses me off. I understand that it builds up tension in the whole story and heroine going through a transformation during the plot, but this book has all the means to be an emotional tearjerker and it is not. At least for me.
Quickly it is known that there is a secret and it has a twist. It is gradually exposed, but requires a little patience. A little confusing and strange at certain moments. I have not mentioned the third in the triangle. Well …. I should probably just leave it at that. It’s all just annoyed me and does not allow to enjoy the great history.
Final thoughts: When I started this book I did not know it is part of a series. But I do not think that it mattered. These books seem to be more independent than the related series. I definitely wanted to check it out. Because the writing is great and so unique story is something that is always worthy of attention. In conclusion 3 star, which we often forget, this is still – I like it.
"The world is a giant triangle. We are the points, connected to each other whether we know it or not. At times like these, it’s obvious to see who is attached. For others it’s more vague, like an echo. An echo is air missing noise. What it boils down to is I’m just space waiting for my time."
My hands wander down to his forearms. “You want me now today, or forever? Or maybe a time in between those two?”
“Always. Always, Fast Lane. I want you forever. This is hard for me, too. Sharing isn’t a word in my repertoire.” It shouldn’t be in mine either. His gaze darts to the water on the side of my house. My island doesn’t feel as safe as it did five minutes ago.
Focusing on the task at hand, I lean my head against his chest. “I need to break up with Dax.” I don’t need to explain. I owe it to Dax to keep the explanations for him. I feel Cody’s hand in my hair and his kiss on the top of my head.
“I’m sorry for this.” His voice is low and coiled with control. “I’d deal with it if I could. I’d make the pain go away if there was a way.”
I shake my head. “It’s my fault. I never stopped loving you, Cody. I should have. My, God I should have.” I look up to meet his gaze, ice blue, so much like Dax’s.
“He saved me, but you own me.”
With the hands that are still in my hair, he brings my face up to meet with his, our lips touching in the barest flutter of a kiss. Not enough to taste him, but enough to know he’s mine right back. “Be mine again. All mine.” There’s that word again. I think of Dax.
“That’s the problem,” I say, my lips touching his as I speak. “I’ve never not been yours, Cody.” He kisses me madly, profoundly, passionately. Cody takes my hips and pulls me against his erection. It throbs into my stomach, causing my core to clench with desire. Every nerve ending in my body fires. I feel tingly. I feel warm. I feel him.
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Rachel grew up in a small, quiet town full of loud talkers. Her words were always only loud on paper. She has been writing stories and creating characters for as long as she can remember. After living on the west coast for many years she recently moved to Virginia Beach, VA.
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