Release Date: March 17, 2014
Format: GIFTED FROM AUTHOR
Dates Read: June 29 to July 6
Life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment, Lily Preston is trapped in a loveless marriage. In a split second she is free, but at what cost? Her mundane life is set into a free fall of tragedy and terror. Her husband maybe out of her life, but he left a storm of collateral damage behind and the burden is on Lily to sort it out.
Fate connects Lily with Gavin Edwards, a charmingly handsome British gentleman that has been drawn into her tangled circumstance. Gavin is everything Lily’s husband wasn’t and gives her hope that love really does exist. Gavin wants nothing more than to sweep Lily up and carry her off into the sunset, far away from the devastation left behind by her husband. Gavin has been the first breath of fresh air in her life, but she isn’t looking to be saved. She needs to clean up her husband’s mess and find a way to save herself in the process.
Does she throw caution to the wind and open her heart? Or listen to her head that tells her and go it alone until she’s found herself again?
This is the debut novel for Isabelle Richards and she nails it. It’s so crazy how one horrible thing happening to us can lead to the one thing you never knew you needed.This story starts with a tragic event for Lily and she’s thrown into a world she didn’t even know her husband was involved in (drug cartel and the mob) but now she’s left to deal with the fall out since he’s not around anymore.
She meets Gavin who is in the same situation as Lily, cleaning up the mess that was left for him. Of course they quickly bond since they both understand what the other is going through.
“When I open the door, Gavin scoops me into a bear hug that cuts off my oxygen supply.”
After everything is settled Gavin has to go home to London and Lily stays in DC. She wants to find herself after being in a loveless marriage for 5 years. Unfortunately this means a long distance relationship with Gavin.
He tries to visit when he can, but when he does it’s only for a few days than he has to leave again, which is putting a strain on their relationship. She’s still not sure where she stands with him…is she just another person to help him forget what happened, is she a rebound, or does he truly care about her?
“I’ve never felt like this before. So when you trivialize it and make it sound like you’re just another notch on my bedpost, it wounds me deeply.”
There is suspense, action, love, and friendship in this book. It’s also about second chances! I love how Lily wanted to prove she didn’t need a guy to protect her and she could take care of herself! That made things hard for Gavin and her because he just wanted to protect her and make sure she was safe!
Her “family” was awesome!! I loved Em and Max (hope to see more of them). She also became close to the FBI agents since they were actively involved with the ongoing case.
Will Gavin and Lily be able to get past the long distance? Will she agree to move to London with him so they can be together? Or will they decide to go there separate way?
This is a MUST read!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on the second one!
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