Release Date: October 25, 2018
“This author again floors me. She brings together a Story about love, loss, and a forever that nobody can touch.” – Books and Bandanas
“My Lord, this book was the most uplifting thing I’ve ever read.” – Little Red Reading Hood
“…J.A. DeRouen’s exquisitely beautiful writing to all of that and you have the makings of this 5-Star read…” – Bewitched Reader
*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
It was my first from J.A. Derouen and I really liked her writing style that hooked me from the beginning. A story about sweetheart lovers who were torn after a tragedy. With a plot like this, I was expecting something emotionally charged and tons of angst. I got that and I was pleasantly surprised about how the author handled things.
Autumn and Sebastian were sweetheart lovers, an intense connection filled with so many promising things for the future. It took one tragedy to turn their world upside down, to destroy everything. A few years later and tons of resentment later, Sebastian came back home. A trip back to memory lane, the place the had to left everything behind, his heart included.
It was charged emotionally and instead of letting the characters grew bitter, it turned into something more mature, and I appreciated reading about how they evolved as individuals and also as a couple.
Alternating between memories of the past, we totally got the extent and depth of their feelings.
This story was told with such honesty, when the characters were trying to finally find their place together, to find their way back to each other.
In spite of all the tension, there were sweetness, tenderness and tons of moments where I felt like my heart would burst, overwhelmed by this whirlwind romance.
After all they have been through, I wished I had an extended epilogue. It was like a new beginning but I wanted so much more, not especially closure but an ending more developed.
However, it was beautifully written, sweet with endearing characters.