Arabella Adams was the one woman I would have laid my life down for, no matter the circumstance, because that’s what you would do for your soulmate. But when she broke up with me our senior year of college—for no reason or explanation at all—my world as I knew it fell completely apart. My heart was instantly ripped from my chest…and it was a pain I felt in my very soul, and one I never truly recovered from.
Now, here I am, ten years later, and I’ve finally learned the real reason Bella pushed me away. So, I must prove to her that anything that happened in her past—our past—doesn’t change the way I feel about her. After all, soulmates never stop loving each other, and even a decade later, I will make her see that I will protect her until the day I die.
Because you see, we promised one another we wouldn’t keep secrets, wouldn’t hide parts of ourselves that the other wouldn’t understand. Except, well, I lied. Because the moment I find the person who took Bella from me all those years ago, I’m going to make him pay for every lost moment of the past ten years, and nothing—not even the fact I’m a cop—will stop me from inflicting the same level of pain on him that Arabella and me endured all this time.
RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2021
Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I also have read all the books in this series! Be ready for a EMOTIONAL ROAD with this one in the best ways possible! *sigh*
Kelly really sometimes gives us that heart-ache we crave for and love. This book has it all, the romance, the heart, all the emotions, sweetness, sizzling chemistry, memories and a pain that no one should ever endure. Really truly heartbreaking and just thinking back on it, even after weeks of reading it and now writing the review, my heart breaks. When the heroine breaks up with the Hero during their HS ages, he has no idea the pain, the embarrassment and the torture she endured. But just wait until the hero finds out the truth, his heart beats for both of them.
A love like this doesn’t come around often, but when it’s broken by a unforeseen horrible event, you just really never know how strong you have to be for the other until you’re at that moment. Watching these two come together was beautiful you still get the amazing side characters and previous series books, but this book really focuses on the issue and the H&H. I didn’t think I’d needed it as much until the end. A beautiful HEA for a tragic story is just what your heart will need, so I highly recommend this book as well as the others in this series. I don’t want to give out too much because you truly have to get all the effect of this story, even if it’s painful.
Standalone/Series: (Boggy Creek Valley #4)
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑