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Violet and Zach were College sweethearts, they were devoted friends, inseparable and their souls connected on a deep level. But, after one night of bliss when they took each other's virginities, one of them would be left heartbroken and one of them would walk away.... splitting them up for 9 long years.
They both moved on - Violet, a Poet at heart, became an Author and Zack became a pierced and tattooed Rock Songwriter and Musician - they are each under the pressures of deadlines which is when fate steps in and brings them both to Deep Haven where destiny takes over. They're shocked at finding they've got to share the same house with someone an even more shocked when they realise who with because, for 9 years, they've both been haunted by the 'what ifs' and tortured by memories, lost opportunities, regrets and heartache. One of them is angry and one of them is sorry but they both feel the instant connection, sexual pull and intense desire but can they move on from the past.... or will it, or the present, destroy them. Because they seem to be from different world's now but underneath the masks they are the same hurting teenagers that the past once destroyed.
You really feel the tension, heartache, pain, devastation and chemistry between these two lovers as one tries to forgive and learn to trust again while the other tries desperately to rekindle, reignite, revive and rebuild their friendship and, hopefully, their love. Both struggle as they exchange life experiences, look into their past scenes but this time from different POV's and undergo much needed character growth. This is a well written romantic roller-coaster that pulls you right in from the start, sweeps you up in their heartbreaking history as it's hurtfully retold, then awakens when their passion ignites into steamy sex scenes and finally their undying love for each other is slowly uncovered then painstakingly rebuilt and eventually blissfully restored.
Dual POV's, the story is focused around the likeable H/H with just a handful of other characters who were mentioned rather than met and their College relationship was shared with the listener as they recalled scenes from the past in their thoughts rather than in the usual style of flashback chapters. Great narration because Megan managed to pull off a masculine sexy Hero's voice which, IMO, makes all the difference to a listen.
Worth a credit? A powerful heartbreaking and beautiful love story that had wistful romantic poems and song lyrics as well as the main storyline of wasted chances, lost time, misunderstandings, hope, forgiveness, second chances and the unbreakable bond of love.
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I have read and enjoyed many books by Ms. Regnery. I listened to this book while traveling and this book was a great escape. Ms. Solesski's perfofmance was flawless.
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