Wow wow wow and another shot of wow!!
This is a beautiful story and one that will stay with you.
Descriptive words to describe this novel would be - stunning, fabulous, emotional, flawless and amazing! 100% worth it.
I truly can't believe this is a debut book by the author! *standing ovation for Ms Santiago*
Whenever I read a book I always find if that book makes me have feelings or think then it's an awesome book!
Well with this one I felt it on every level and I also had so many questions in my head that I couldn't keep up with them all.
I feel very blessed to have been lucky enough to receive an arc of this book.
I literally didn't put this down from the moment I started reading and I actually read it in just over 24 hours, if it hadn't been for the things in life like needing sleep and seeing to small children then I would have read through.
This book gripped me that much and had me on such an emotional roller coaster I really didn't want to put it down. I wanted to continue reading through each new chapter that I came to because even though the ride may have been emotional it was a wonderful one.
Meet Catalina (Cat) - a woman that's had so much heartache and personal loss throughout her life, that to just survive she builds these walls around not just herself, her heart too. After enduring yet another tragedy that robs her of her planned future, she recoils into herself and outwardly hides behind her image and her job as a journalist. Cat basically exists and doesn't allow herself to actually live. That is until she gets sent on a new job assignment and encounters the gorgeous Stryder Martynus.
I love Cat and her sassy no nonsense attitude she gives yet underneath the shell she shows her soft vulnerable side you will want to hug her.
Meet Stryder - a man that at the age of 34 thought he would be living a different life to the one he is. Doesn't the story normally go man meets woman, man marries woman, man and woman live happily ever after?! ...hmm maybe in fairy tales. Nowhere is it written woman breaks mans heart. Stryder throws himself into his work as a photo journalist travelling around the world like a drifter of life. He disengages himself from people, from relationships, especially with women. His heart has been trampled once he has no desire to have it done a second time. That is until he meets stunning Catalina Pardo.
I love the go get it attitude Stryder gives when he sets his sights on something but he also has a sexy romantic side that you will find alluring.
From their first momentary encounter both Cat and Stryder feel the pull, the electricity that seems to draw them together even though their meeting is a fleeting episode. Then by a twist of fate they are brought back into each other's lives. The common link for them both being Stryder's best friend and Cats new job, Jackson Reese.
Meet Jackson - pro snowboarder with the world at his feet but Jax is also a troubled man that seems to have trust issues. He's not the man the media portray. He should be wary of journalists yet he's drawn to Cat like she's some sort of an anchor in his crazy mixed up life. Cat and Jax seem to 'get each other' there's an understanding, a bond, a beautiful friendship. Could having the two most important friendships in his life stop Jax from spiralling out of control before it's too late?
I freaking love Jackson! He's smooth, funny and adorable. He could charm the panties of you in a heartbeat :)
I absolutely love the real life element of this story, the plot could actually be anyone of our lives. The story is not just one of these boy meets girl, they fall in love novels. No not at all, not even close.
This is about relationships of people. Not only romantic relationships but friendships, understanding others and personal growth. The relationship between these three people cannot be defined as a love triangle in the romantic sense, for me I saw it as a triangle of interconnected souls.
I truly believe in soul mates of all varieties, a soulmate is anyone that touches your life in a positive, beautiful way either through romance or friendship. The connection and love you can have with someone can be amazing even when romance is not included.
The author brought this story alive by having a third perspective included because seeing the relationships of all three characters evolve and grow was mesmerising and simply quite beautiful to experience.
The emotional journey Cat and Stryder travel together is the roller coaster ride you as a reader will experience. It's a very profound feeling to experience conflicting emotions at the same time but this book will make you feel frustrated for the characters at the same time as excited and sad.
The extra elements Jax brings is the icing on the cake, he has the perfect combination of being able to make you giggle and swoon at the same time :)
Two sexy hot males in one book - what more could a girl ask for?
All I can say is bravo and thank you to this fabulous author for bringing this story to my attention ......it's one you DO NOT want to miss out on!!
I can't wait for the sequel.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3962 KB
- Print Length: 317 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: RISC Books,New York; 1 edition (5 January 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OQXA91W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 31 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #697,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)