Series: The Us Series #2
They say it’s blind.
That you don’t choose who you fall in love with.
They say it creeps up on you when you least expect it.
They say it doesn’t let go.
I wish it were that easy.
I’ve been in love before, and it happened the way they said it would.
For a while, it was easy and full of bliss.
Until he uttered those damn three words, and all hell broke loose.
I don’t blame him for leaving.
Love is a beast, waiting to devour you at the first sign of weakness.
That’s what they don’t say.
It’s been four years, and a lot has changed.
I never expected to see Jake again,
but here I am, staring into those gorgeous eyes like they still belong to me.
See, I’m Finley May Norwood, the girl who pushes love away when it becomes too much.
Now, Jake’s engaged to someone else, and I’m too late.
If only my heart could accept that.
It simply doesn’t.
Love. Be damned.
Love is a mirror, reflecting back everything you put into it–joy and pain, bitterness and hope, bliss and fear. It’s a mixture of who we both are and who we will become. Two lost souls in the world, walking two separate paths until in a moment, they converge and become one soul on one path, finding their way together.
Wow! Wow!!! D.Nichole King blew me away!!! I don’t think I have read a love story quite like this one. I mean this in the best possible way!!!
It is told from both Jake and Finley’s POV! I always like that because it allows me to see inside their innermost thoughts.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Finley at first. I thought at times she was selfish, and I couldn’t understand why she acted the way she did. However, it didn’t take me long after getting to know her to understand why she behaved in the way she did. I think she put it all in perspective for me when she described how she felt about Jake. “I fell in love with him, all the way and hard. But, I didn’t fall into trust. They’re different, and sometimes completely unrelated.” She loved him, yet she couldn’t give her heart to him 100 percent, so she let him go. That was pretty remarkable and unselfish on her part. So, when she and Jake tried again, I respected her more for really trying to work on the trust part.
Jake really was a good guy just one in an unfortunate circumstance. I honestly admired him for trusting Finley with his heart again. It couldn’t have been easy, and his decision to pursue her would have far-reaching consequences.
This isn’t an easy romance. At times, it’s messy and sad. I have left out a good portion of what happens because there is potential to spoil this most unexpected and very special love story. There are outside people and circumstances that will guide you to the ending. King will put your emotions through the wringer, but the end result is worth every twist, turn, and tears!
I’m a dreamer, an inspirer. I find beauty in weakness, brokenness, and heartbreak. In life, and joy, and happiness. These moments don’t define us, but the choices we make in these moments do.
I write about these moments. About the choices we make and the paths we tread. About the circumstances that make us who we are and the experiences that will lead us to who we will become.
I write about life. Love. Pain. And hope..