From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew.
I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron.
I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she'd believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her,
I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me.
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A second chance romance and the first book in a new series from Carrie Anne Ryan
I enjoyed this story, it was very sad at the beginning and quite often throughout, Violet had recently lost her friend through suicide so the book does touch on a sensitive subject but does not go into the details, its sad none the less. Violet is left with hurt because she didn't see the signs in Alison and wished she could have done something for her friend if she had only known her inner turmoils that weren't visible.
On the day of her best friends funeral the Connonly brothers attend to honour their mutual friend they all knew Alison from when they were younger and among them is Cameron Connoly the boy that left town and never returned leaving Violet hurt and lost, she had loved him and he her but he suddenly disappeared not only leaving her but his brothers too.
Now the boys were all back following their adopted parents deaths and wanted to save the bar they now all owned.
This is a story of re-kindling relationships for all concerned and also one I wish had been told differently. If only this story had started when the boys were younger, the three mouth watering handsome heart-breakers who had all been in care and had been rescued by an amazing couple, what journey that would have been but this story starts years later and is more a story of loss, love and friendships, the now without the journey of how they got were they are today.
I found myself more interested in the boys re-kindling their relationships after Cameron's disappearance and they why and how they were determined to get the bar back up and running and making money to honour their adopted parents rather than Violet and Cameron's relationship, I felt it lacked spark and in one chapter I think it was chapter 3 I found myself thinking that Violet didn't half waffled on, some words and sentences were also repetitive and the characters not exciting enough.
An enjoyable read but I think it could have been so much more and just lacked something for me.
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