My life changed forever the night my husband died.
I was left with a shattered heart, a heap of bills, and our daughter, EVERLEIGH. I don’t want to rely on anyone, least of all CREW GENTRY. He’s my first love and the man who almost destroyed me, the man who has let me down every time I’ve needed him.
But when tragedy strikes a second time, Crew just might be my only hope.
My life changed forever the night my brother died.
I was left with a guilty conscience, a pile of mistakes, and little else. I take care of JULIA GENTRY, my brother’s widow and the love of my life, and their daughter. I know she doesn’t want my help, but she gets it anyway. I owe her that. When another disaster hits, I’m given the opportunity to make things right. I’m taking it. I’m willing to sacrifice it all.
This is HANDS DOWN on of the most emotional books I’ve EVER read! Head my warning…Tissues. Are. A. Must. I’m not an easy cryer, but this story literally ripped my tears from me.
Crew and Julia lost a man that was their world a couple years ago and they’re each trying to carry on the best way they can. Julia is now a widow and single mother struggling to pay bills and make sure her sweet daughter has everything she needs. Crew is trying to do his best to step up and help his brother’s family. He’s learned to live with the anger, resentment and tension he gets from Julia but has vowed to be there even when it’s not wanted.
But when another heartbreaking tragedy strikes all that makes way for Crew and Julia to gets passed their issues of the past to form a united front in the hopes they can get passed the most heartbreaking thing they’ll ever face. It also brings them back to the beginning of how they met and has them thinking about how their lives would have been with “what ifs” and “what might have beens”.
Together they get a second chance and come together as a team and ready to fight the most important fight of their lives. Julia shows her inner strength and has Crew in awe of her ability to be a fighter that inspires him and Crew shows Julia that his devotion to his brother’s memory and love for her and Everleigh is worth his ultimate sacrifice.
This was both heartbreaking and heartwarming and left me with my first book hangover in nearly a year. This tore at my heart and filled it with love in equal measure and will most definitely be one of the most memorable books I’ve ever read.
*a copy was provided in exchange for an honest review
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“She’s been missing him a lot lately.”
Julia’s voice is barely a whisper and my chest constricts. Our conversations don’t normally make it to discussing Gage unless we’re already arguing. The fact that she just brought it up shocks me and I’m not comfortable with it. I don’t know how to take it. I feel my jaw pulse with frustration and scramble to change the subject again. “Why is it so chilly in here?”
Her smile disappears and she tugs her sweatshirt nervously. “I didn’t know it was.”
“How can you possibly not know?” I start to the thermostat across the room when she clears her throat.
“The heater isn’t working right. I asked Lane to come by and look at it earlier this week.”
“And he hasn’t been here yet?” I shoot her a look and she shakes her head. “He’ll be here tonight.” I dig my cell outta my pocket.
“Crew, don’t. Please. The last time you called my landlord he was a complete jerk to me for a couple of months. I just got on good terms with him again.”
I scroll through my contacts list, looking for his name.
“Crew …” I know her doe-eyes are pleading with me. I also know if I look up at her, I’ll be somewhat inclined to give in. So I don’t.
Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.Adriana resides in the Midwest with her family. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. She loves to be outside in the sunshine and always has a piece of candy in her pocket.
Her first novel, The Exception, was released in 2014. The followup, The Perception, was released in March 2015. Both books follow the same characters, but can be read as standalone novels.
Sacrifice, a novel unrelated to the others, will go live on July 13, 2015.
Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.