Author: L.D Cedergreen
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: August 22, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Page Count: 315
Kendall Brooks has an impossible decision: Tell the truth or protect the lie?
She has buried herself in years of undergrad, medical school, and now her residency–hoping to leave behind what she is unable to face.
Her world is rocked to the core when she returns to her small hometown and runs smack dab into her first love, Adam McCoy.
Adam is the key. He stirs up old emotions that send Kendall spiraling back in time, remembering all the moments that led them to her ultimate deception.
Will revealing the truth of what transpired all those years ago provide her the self-forgiveness that she desperately craves or will her devastating secret destroy the only man she has ever truly loved, shattering her heart in its wake?
Warning: Tissues will be needed through most of this book…
Adam and Kendall began a high school romance like many of us have, intense feelings overwhelming us before we were emotionally ready for them. Making crappy choices leading to more crappy choices and no matter the love we felt we were just too young to hold on to that relationship.
Both make decisions in their immaturity that forever change their course of their lives. Ten years go by and we see what has become of both of them as Kendie flashes back through her life. All I can say is be prepared with those tissues. You will need them several times.
I have not read a story that was so heart wrenching yet heartwarming at the same time. The love, pain and hurting these two endure through time is just beyond words. The suffering, the happiness. All while missing something in their lives…each other.
Upon reuniting Kendie comes clean as does Adam about many things but is it too late for their love? Is it time to move on and forget the past? The best way to get those answers is by picking this book up today. It’s totally worth whatever price you pay. It is a story that will make you feel everything in the range of emotions you can have and still leave you with tears and a smile in place.
I stood at the cold dark water’s edge, my reflection staring back at me from the glasslike surface. The reflection of a girl that I no longer knew. I breathed in the overwhelming scent of pine and recognized the tranquility that surrounded me. The soft hum of the city in the distance, the echo of an eagle’s cry overhead, the steady drum of my heart—the only sounds that could be heard in the quiet serenity that was present all around me.
Inside an entirely different scene existed. Whirling thoughts, like hurricane-force winds, blew through my mind while a dark, thunderous storm was raging inside my soul, cutting the power to the central organ of my existence—my heart. I was destined to weather this storm on my own. After all, like Mother Nature, I was the controlling force behind these conditions.
I threw a stone into the mirrored surface of the water before me and watched the small circular wave expand from the point where it broke through the stillness.
It was hard not to think of the stone as the choice I had made, the choice that inevitably created waves in the smooth waters of my life. The first lie, like the first ripple in the water, seemed so small but quickly became more significant. Each wave growing in size and depth, impossible to stop. The effect from that one choice spread through my life like the ripple moving across the surface of the water.
I longed for the stillness.