My father taught me to believe…in destiny, in magic, in happily ever after. Dreams were my scripture and the starry night sky was my temple. Then Mom stopped believing, left him, and took us with her. At the age of sixteen, I cashed in my dreams to pay the rent, pawned my destiny to keep my sisters together.
Now, seven years later, I’m returning home, grieving the death of my mother, and settling my sisters back into the life Mom threw away. I never intended to stay. I don’t want to deal with my father, who is so invested in the spiritual world he forgets the physical. I don’t want to face William Bailey, whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I’ve done, and the future I lost.
This would all be easier if Will hated me. As it is, I have to hold my secrets close so they won’t hurt him more than they’ve already hurt me. But he wants to be in my life. He wants what I can’t bring myself to confess I sold. He wants me.
I find myself looking to my stars again...wondering if I dare one more wish.
What did I think?
Wow. I am actually blown away right now by this book. I have no idea where to start. I loved it. I really, thoroughly, loved this book.
I picked this tour because I always like to try new authors that are coming up. I saw the synopsis on this and I actually thought that this would be a cute little love story about high school sweethearts. I never thought it would have so much emotion, drama and heart. So much heart.
I'll start of like I always do and go into the characters...
Cally. Oh my what a tortured character. I felt for her from the very beginning. I loved her strength and courages throughout this entire book. She never once though of herself but always put others first. And she still got crap for it. Drove me crazy about the peopple being judgmental in this but I suppose that's what comes with small towns where everyone knows everyone right? But this girl gave up everything to make a better place for her sisters. I think she is a very strong character and has so much to give.
William. Oh my hotness overload. He sounds like a creamboat...err dreamboat. I can see why Cally wants him as well as pretty much every other girl in the book. I want him and I'm married! Ha! But what makes him even better? Underneath all that hot manliness is a true heart of gold only wanting love and a family. He's in head over heels with Cally.I can't believe how much he is willing to give just to have what he wants and he never really asks for anything in return. He is such a great character and one of the sexiest I've read.
I didn't really think too much about the steamy sex scenes being in this book. I didn't even think there would be. To my surprise and delight there were. Oh my goodness there were some sexy scenes in here. *fans self* I liked them all. William and Cally had some of the best sex scenes I've read. I'm not much for erotica but I won't snub sexy time. When it's written well, it gets you all hot and bothered in the right way. And believe me when I say that Lexi Ryan did and exquisite job writing these scenes. Bravo my lady!!
Now for the story...
Like I mentioned earlier, I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting when I picked this up. I thought it would be an easy read and to sort of....breeze through it I guess. You get so many books that pretty much are about the same type of thing and get predictable.
I can say with the ut,ost confidence that this book did not fit that mold. At all. This book was so well written that everything flowed together so beautifully I had tears brimming in my eyes and my heart felt the twinges of pain the same time Cally would.
This book is surely one of my tops so far this year and I don't see it coming down. I never expected this book to have so much heart and warmth. It also has some sad parts with darkness in there. I love the variety and the unpredictableness that is this book.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I will for sure be looking up more of Lexi Ryan's books and see what more she has to offer. This was my first book of hers I've ever read and I am now a fan.
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