It's somewhat unusual to be best friends with someone of the opposite gender. Even more so when there's a six year age gap, but Ethan's big sister/guardian and Eliza's step-mother were the best of friends which naturally led to them being in each other's company again and again and that's what they became ... best friends, confidants, despite their differences, they became each other's safe place, that one place where they could truly be themselves.
Then Eliza turned 16 and everything changed. As the 22 year old Ethan realized that his feelings for her were changing into something that was inappropriate given their ages and did the one thing he could think of to avoid messing everything up. He ran away and cut all ties with her. If being drafted into the NFL and moving to Denver could ever be considered running away, then that's exactly what he did.
Six years later, after a season ending injury and a guilt trip that only a big sister could lay on him for not coming home once in all that time, Ethan comes back ...
It's kind of hard to categorize Jessica Prince's newest release, Coming Full Circle. Friends to lovers? kind of. Second chance romance? Well, not really. Enemies to lovers? There's certainly a bit of that there too.
What we do have is a strong independent heroine who has made her way after her young heart was betrayed and shattered yet again, and this time by the one person who truly understood how fragile her trust in others really was.
A story that entwines themes of young love and abandonment, atonement and forgiveness through a cast of characters some of whom readers might remember from Sweet Sunshine, the first book in the Pembrooke series, and Wildflower.
I loved the serious way that the narrative dealt with the sense of belonging, or more precisely the lack of it, an issue that is far too common and often underrated in our modern day world, and yet Jessica still found time for fun, awkwardness, angst and no small amount of heat.
Read straight through in one sitting, I heartily recommend it without a moments hesitation
- Paperback: 290 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (3 October 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1539452514
- ISBN-13: 978-1539452515
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 404 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review