by Aurora Rose Reynolds
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Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
June Mayson and Evan Barrister’s whirlwind courtship resulted in a secret marriage right before he left for boot camp. Evan knows deep in his gut that June is too good for him, but after getting a taste of the beautiful life they can have together, he’s unwilling to let her go. June promises to wait for him, knowing neither time or distance will ever change her feelings for Evan—that is until she’s served with divorce papers while he’s overseas and she’s forced to let him go.
Her marriage and divorce a well-kept secret, the last person June expects to run into when she moves back to her hometown is Evan. Angry over the past, she does everything within her power to ignore the pull she feels whenever he is near. But how can she ignore the pain she sees every time their eyes meet? How can she fight the need to soothe him even if she knows she’s liable to get hurt once again?
Is it possible for June and Evan to find their way back to each other again? Or will they be stopped by an outside force before they ever have a shot?
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*
I have been absolutely addicted to Aurora Rose Reynolds books since the first book, Until November. So I absolutely love the fact that the series has continued with their kids and I get to play catch up with some of my favorite characters. And I am beyond excited to finally get to read June and Evan’s story after getting a glimpse in Until July.
June’s life was forever changed the day she was served divorce papers from the man she loved, with no clue as to why. The worst part, her family doesn’t know that she was ever married. She tries to move on but her heart isn’t in it. She breaks it off, only to find out that the guy she was seeing cheated on her and was not the person she thought he was. He’s a wanted man. She winds up moving back home and Evan is placed as her bodyguard by her family sine they have no clue as to the history between them.
“No matter how many times I’ve tried to convince myself that what I shared with Evan is over, I still hurt. I hurt because I still love him, and I do not want to love him.”
Evan came home from Afghanistan a changed man. Suffering from a severe case of survivor’s guilt and PTSD, he came back feeling like he wasn’t good enough for June. Tainted, he frees her but quickly realizes that’s it a huge mistake. Now that shes’ in trouble, he will do anything to protect her and try to make her understand.
June is torn. Her heart tells her one thing, but her head is telling her something else. To take another chance may just break her.
“I could die right here, right fucking here, and know I felt heaven at least once.”
I absolutely loved this story. Love, angst, touches of drama mixed with sadness and joy, it had everything I wanted and looked forward to in this series. Ms. Reynolds does not disappoint and I can not wait for the next installment in the series.