From USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss comes a feel-good, sexy second-chance STANDALONE romance.
Six years ago, the only girl I ever loved moved away.
She said she’d come back to me.
She promised she’d write.
She swore she’d always be mine, but Evie Bailey lied.
Now, Evie’s back, and this time, I’m not letting her go without a fight.
Before senior year, I was forced to move away, leaving behind the only boy I ever loved.
He said he’d love me forever.
He promised nothing would tear us apart.
He swore he’d wait for me, but Jack Nelson lied.
Now, Jack wants to make me his again, but he may never be able to forgive my sins.
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~~~5 +++ STARS~~~
Jack and Evie have been in love since they were in middle school, and they thought no circumstance or no one could tear them apart…until they did. Six years later, each have their own lives, but no one has taken Evie’s place in Jack’s heart. It’s the same for Evie. With all that love, there is anger, pain, and resentment. Both have carried each other in the deepest parts of their hearts, but all that comes back into the present when Jack sees her for the first time in six years. That first meeting definitely isn’t happiness and joy. Jack is determined after seeing her he isn’t going to let her go again, especially when he sees the desire in her eyes. Can these two move forward and finally grab the HEA they both deserve?
As I mentioned earlier, I was hooked from the beginning, and I didn’t come up for air until I was finished. I fell in love with all of the characters, with the exception of Renee and Jess…UGH!!!
Jack and Evie have been hurt so badly when they didn’t need to be. They were a victim of circumstance and selfish people. I couldn’t help but admire their capacity for forgiveness. It was inspiring. I loved the flashbacks to the different periods of time in their relationship. They really illustrated how deeply these two not only loved but respected one another. It also helped me understand why they were afraid to open their hearts to each other again because if they broke each other this time, it would forever break something deep inside of them.
Chelle Bliss gave us a bit of a twist involving Evie, and it explained why she was fighting her feelings for Jack. She didn’t want to lose him again.
Bliss gave her readers such a wonderful book. All the characters added something special to the story, especially Evan. He was the best, adding humor to a book that at times was very sad. Jack’s sassy sister even added humor to it. The setting even drew me to the book. She created a charming small town, even Evan loved it. I could feel the magic of the lake that was so important to Evie and Jack.
There were some steamy scenes, but the underlying bond between Jack and Evie was their love. There was no doubt in my mind that they were destined to be together. I adored the underlying theme of the importance of family and friendships. Mend is my favorite book by Chelle Bliss! It’s a top read of 2018 for me and an all-time favorite!!!
Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of Misadventures of a City Girl, the Men of Inked series, Enshrine, and the ALFA Investigations series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.
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