Thirteen years ago a horrible accident changed Hope Moore's life forever. With her heart left shattered by the death of her brother and the abandonment of the only man she ever loved, Hope left Devil’s Falls behind her.
Returning back to her hometown for the first time since that horrible night. Hope plans to help get the scholarship setup in her brother's name and then head back to her life in Dallas. What she doesn't expect (or want) is to run into the love of her teenage life Daniel Rodriguez.
Thirteen years of passion and longing combusts between these two leaving them both gasping and more confused than ever. It's only after Hope is back in Dallas that the repercussions of their actions lets itself be know. With their futures now forever tied together, can these two overcome the guilt and pain to find their HEA? "You want to know why you couldn’t stop thinking about me? No.” She shoved back against him, taking him deeper. He licked the shell of her ear. “It’s because this pussy is mine, darling. It always has been. It always will be."
I wholly enjoyed this one. It was well written (except for the ending) and the plot flowed nicely. I was never bored or felt the need to skim. I enjoyed Hope's character a lot. She was really a strong heroine and very likable. Personally, I wouldn't have gave Daniel another shot after his abandonment of her the first time, let alone after his douche-nado move the second time, but I can hold a mean grudge (or so I've been told).
Daniel was a bit of an enigma to me. I liked his character, but at the same time I wanted to punch him in the balls SO MANY times. I mean MY GOD MAN, the self pity jedi was strong in this one. Yes I get he felt responsible for the accident. Yes I get that Hope's parents made him feel that way (at first) but he just dumped his majorly injured girlfriend like a hot tater. She lost her brother. She lost the future she had planned out. She had to suffer through surgeries and rehab, and this self centered dick couldn't see past his own self pity party and refuses to take her calls or see her for THIRTEEN YEARS.
Like I said, even though Danny was a whiny bitch through 95% of the book. I was still enjoying it and it was heading to 4 star land, then...T-H-E-N we got to the end. What the HELL was THAT?! The ending was just SO abrupt. An apology, some sweet words, and BAM that's all she wrote folks. Talk about leaving us hanging. This needed another chapter or an epilogue BADLY. I was left feeling unsettled. After everything that Danny did. The way Hope's parents felt. The fact the Hope had a job and life in Dallas. NONE of these things had any resolution to them.
The ending really let this book down and because of that I had to take a star off.