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he protected her future. But she never escaped her past.
so Evie could have the future she deserved. She was smart and sweet and
confident; I knew she would change the world. Until I returned seven years
later to discover she’s never left. And she’s not the same girl I kissed
over Jax, I went to my last high school party for closure. In one instant, my
dreams evaporated and everything I thought I knew crumbled. Helpless to move
forward, I watched the years pass.
back. But I’m too broken for second chances. I’m too broken for him.
me, I can tell. I know the outline of her body, the way her dark hair falls
around her shoulders, the delicate curve of her neck. Eons could pass, and
still I would know her.
her shoulders poke through the fabric of her shirt. She turns toward me then
and I realize her skin is two shades too pale and a heavy tiredness hugs are
eyes. She’s my Maywood, but not.
a masterful trick on me. Is it really her? So much time and space are between
us; we’re different people than we once were, and still it’s as if I’m
transported back to high school, walking onto the football field. And instead
of thinking about the next play, I’m trying to figure out how to approach and
impress the beautiful girl that is so far out of my league, a ninety-yard Hail
Mary couldn’t bring her closer.
meeting mine as I stand, my focus zeroed in on her.
flicker of uncertainty in her deep blue eyes has me pausing for just a second.
Her face is impassive as she looks away. If it weren’t for the clenching of her
hands and her tight grip on the underside of the bar, I wouldn’t think I
affected her at all.
loved every moment of college – especially her study abroad experiences,
internships, and travel adventures! She draws from these experiences to create
the storylines for her new adult and contemporary romance books. A passionate
reader, frequent globetrotter, and aspiring baker, Gina resides in Canada with
her family. Her new series, the Kane Brothers, releases in 2018.
Wow, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this story! This is the first book by Gina Azzi that I have had the pleasure to read. Also this is the first story in the Kane Brothers series, so I am extra excited about that!
This story is about Evie and Jax and how they navigate their way through the figurative land mines in the years that separated them, the things they experienced while they were apart and the love that is still there. Even after everything that has happened to the both of them.
Evie has such a bright future ahead of her, she is confident in her future and her love for Jax. Then things happen, things that change her. Gina reveals it slowly through the story, you think you have it figured out but then there is a twist you won’t see coming and it floors you even more. Bravo for that.
Jaxon has loved Evie since high school, he doesn’t want to hold her back so he makes choices of his own that affect the both of them in the future. He too has dealt with terrible pain and loss. Coming home he finds Evie, but not the same Evie that he left.
I really empathized with this story, I am an Army vet, my husband is a combat Army vet and has PTSD so I live with it everyday. They way that Gina describes it is spot on and until you have lived with it or know someone who has it, you can never truly understand. So thank you for portraying PTSD honestly.
The secondary characters are phenomenal and I cannot wait to read more about them in future books!
Well done Ms. Azzi!