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Author: Jessica Ruddick
Publisher: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing
Published: May 26th, 2015
Cori Elliott likes a place for everything and everything in its place, she always has. She had a high school sweetheart for four years but they went to different colleges and this put a strain on their relationship so when he died after they’d had an argument she found it difficult to cope, Now she learns his death wasn’t accidental but was suicide and she’s overwhelmed. Add to the mix her parents forgetting to send in forms for her to get financial aid on top of all this, so she needs to raise the money to keep studying and the pressure just increases. Then she meets Luke Evans – a perfect gentleman, studious, hard working, fun. Her grief makes Cori doubt herself, her feelings and her reactions. Should she tell Luke about Tyler? Should she trust and follow her heart? Was it her fault Tyler died?
This is a very emotional story with great characters portrayed in an easy to relate to and empathise with manner. The story is full of angst and trauma as secrets are revealed and sometimes misunderstood. The pressures of life make Cori struggle to keep the control she desires, she needs to let go of everything to enable herself to live fully again. Very pleased to say this book did not have overly verbose or detailed smouldering bedroom scenes, it didn’t need it and I appreciated the author’s restraint in not succumbing to the temptation to spoil a great story by doing so.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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