ARC kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review by the girls at www.sizzlingpages.com
4.5 Holy Debut Author Stars
A love that started innocently on a baseball field in high school. The shy stats girl that loved the game and the popular jock second baseman that caught her eye. A friendship bloomed and both Jace and Alexa fall in a routine of affinity, never recognizing the true feelings they both share.
“I wake up with a wine-induced fog hanging over my head for the second, okay, third time this week.” Alexa
The story begins with the loss of Alexa’s husband, she has been in a deep depression not being able to get over not only the loss of her husband, friend and confidante. But the circumstances in which he was taken. A car accident was the culprit but heated words that could never be taken back were said and forever stained the core of Alexa’s faith.
Alexa’s sister Sierra, her husband Jeremy and 4 year old niece Ava are determined to help Alexa start climbing out of her almost two year bleakness. For Sierra the perfect escape is her and Jeremy’s ten year high school reunion in their hometown. She plots a way to make sure Alexa will be there and so will Jace McAllister. All of Lexi’s memories of her high school and hometown are wrapped up with Jace and as nervous as she is to see him. The butterflies have never subsided.
A last night before deployment, a best friend and a promise made. That is how Jace and Alexa ended their time together. Through bad timing, an idiot friend and minds that weren’t mature enough to follow through, hearts were broken.
Jace never stopped loving Alexa and through multiple deployments and women in his bed, he knew she could never be replaced. So when misfortune turns into another chance, Jace has to tread lightly to win the heart of his one true love.
This story was so engaging and so special in my eyes. A best friend turned love story. Misplaced emotions and baggage that ran deep. The perseverance on the part of Jace made me fall madly in love with him. I wanted to reach in the Kindle and force him to engage and save Lexi from another case of blue clit more than once. But in the end this story had everything I personally love in my books. True love, understanding and enough angst to keep my stomach from knots to flutters.
Through out this story I had the song Wanted by Hunter Hayes stuck in my head, looping non-stop. After reading this book and rating it I was lucky enough to get an email thanking me for giving the book a chance from author Tessa Teevan. I explained that this book really stuck with me and that I never had a song kind of attach itself to the story. She told me the song she listened to while writing. I am attaching a link to this song..because Tessa you win! Perfectly matched..