First you swoon and giggle, then you fall in love and then you feel that gut wrenching ache as you go through their story. Told from a dual point of view the romantic tale of Heather and Eli will carve your heart out, throw it on the ground and stomp on it.
Heather is a divorced police officer in her late 30s. She also takes care of her much younger sister, Steph who is seriously ill. Eli has always been her boy band idol since she and her friends were teenagers. When they get the tickets for Four Blocks Down’s homecoming concert (in which Eli and his older brother Randy are members), for the first time in many years Heather’s inner fan girl comes out screaming, drawn out by liquid courage and egged on by her best friend. The banter between her close friends, Nicole, Danni and Kristin also makes this a fun read especially their antics.
I love the way Heather and Eli’s relationship developed. He pursues her because he couldn’t accept no for an answer, he took that as a challenge at first but then they become friends and got to know each other well in such a short time. Heather has a few issues though but Eli is quite determined. Will true love prevail between these two people?
"Everything is a contrast between wanting more from him and wanting things to end before it’s too late to walk away. I need him to leave but I’m desperate for him to stay."
The story of Eli and Heather is hot and sexy, fast paced and includes very interesting and supportive secondary characters. If only life was that simple and everything is smooth sailing but like in real life this couple has to deal with loss, acceptance and hope. When Heather finds out Eli’s secret will she be able to forgive him? The author’s words will pull your heartstrings like a puppet. Be warned, you need a box of tissues, chocolates and a few glasses of vino to get through their story. 4.5 stars for this book!