There is so much to say about this book, especially without giving any spoilers away. When I closed the page, I had to have a few hours out as it touched me that much. I was an emotional wreck. Thank you for letting me be part of this blog tour.
Some loves last for just a short time, but ours lasted a lifetime.
From the moment that Emma met Ryan, she knew he was the one for her, but he leaves her heartbroken when he betrays her and disappears from her life, only to return and shatter her heart for a second time.
We were never meant to be, we just happened against the odds.
It feels like fate when life throws them back together as adults, but Emma has moved on now and she can’t throw everything away for the man who left her heartbroken twice.
Emma is living a charmed life with a beautiful family and her art career beginning to take off, but she can’t help feeling like her heart is pulling her back to her first love.
I keep on coming back to you.
One chance encounter with Ryan, so unexpected that it feels like it was written in the stars, throws them back together and she can’t deny the connection between them is stronger than ever. Emma learns that Ryan has been keeping a secret from her, and she has to decide whether to turn away from him forever or keep fighting for their love against all odds.
All 2020 royalties from this book will be going to Huntington’s Disease Association (https://www.hda.org.uk/)
A story about first love, getting your heart broken, fate, chemistry, second chances and soulmates. Friendships and family issues – It had it all. It’s a must read.
I was captivated from the first page. Powerful, emotional and romantic. Stick it to the top of your to be read pile, you won’t be sorry.
This book played on my heart strings all throughout. It was a rollercoaster of a story that left you feeling high one minute – absolutely loving what was happening and then the next – an emotional mess and completely heartbroken. My emotions were all over the place.
The story starts with Emma as a teenager, you get to follow her journey of life, until she is a grown woman with her own family. I think I felt so much for this story as you grew up with Emma and you wanted the best for her. I connected and warmed to her from the beginning. I just adored her. As a teenager she met her first love Ryan and fell head over heels. Emma didn’t have a lot of friends at school, so I loved this bit when she was happy. I felt her emotions and feels through the pages. Ryan stirred something inside her and really made her happy. Their connection was special.
I also felt for Emma at times with the relationship with her dad. He was extremely hard on her and doing the normal teenager things were a struggle for her at times, due to him being strict and not understanding. Missing out on a group outing with her friends, she is left heartbroken by the turn of events.
Of course, years later, fate has other ideas and then its all about getting that second chance, opening your heart again. Emma was brave and did what any girl would do. I was worried for her, like she was an actual friend of mine. Crazy how you can get fully engaged in a book that it seemed real. I was guessing what was going to happen all throughout and was always was trying to work out what was coming next. Always failing.
I loved how the story was told several years apart at different stages of Emma’s life from finishing school, university, moving on with her life to settling down.
Emma faced a lot of heartache and I really felt for her, I was so sad. Lucky Emma had met an amazing best friend at University called Patch. Patch was there to sort her out and help her through all the difficult times. I loved how they got through everything together. Patch was up there with the best friend ever – she was so good to Emma and they had a great relationship. It made me laugh how straight talking Patch was and always calling Emma out on her feelings, in an endearing way.
Having her own family and things really looking up on the career front Emma is faced again with fate. You can’t keep meeting with fate and let it pass you by. Can you?!
Emma was torn at times, she had to deal with some hard choices and with a lot of sadness. I just wanted her to put herself first and make herself happy. Not always please other people. I really was team Emma all throughout this story. As you can probably tell.
Chemistry and love really are the best things and I can see why Emma made some of the choices she did. Sometimes you really cannot ignore that connection and just have to go with it. The Christmas market scene well that was intense. I was literally screaming for her.
The twists and secrets in this book were brilliantly done. It also touched on tough issues. I will leave my thoughts and feelings there as I could speak about this story all day and night and I do not want to give any spoilers away. Overall this book left me feeling happy, sad, angry and heartbroken. It was brilliant. Everything you could want in a book.
Author Bio –
Lily Hayden writes chick lit with a kick.
Modern day women want modern day heroines and Lily’s characters want sizzling romance, rewarding careers and equal partnerships, but like all of us, they face many challenges and it isn’t always easy.
A mother to four children, Lily graduated with a degree in Business in her hometown in South Wales and enjoyed a successful career in Financial Services before fulfilling a lifelong ambition to write books.
Her debut novel Butterflies, a heartwarming alternative to the traditional boy-meets-girl story, was released in 2018, reaching readers all over the world and she is the author of five books, including a Young Adult Dystopian novel Project Terra under the alias SJ Woods (because who doesn’t love a bit of action and defeating bad guys every now and again).
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