Life takes a startling turn for Nicholas when he realizes his happiness now lies with the young mother and her daughter. Falling in love with Ellie isn’t something Nicholas ever thought could happen to him and he’s completely frightened at how fiercely she makes him feel. But before he can further examine those emotions and clearly process them, enemies from Nicholas’s personal circle of friends conspire to tear them apart and he must now decide whether their love is worth saving or allow his friends to take away the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him.
An engrossing page turner that kept me on my toes from beginning to end. All to often I read, and thoroughly enjoy, what I call 'cookie cutter' romances. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back and they live happily ever after. NOT IN THIS BOOK! Francette Phal never fails to create characters with depth, who are lifelike, and have such real flaws. These are characters that I knew in high school and college. These young men and women will pull at your heartstrings and piss you off all in the same chapter!
Holy cow - from beginning to end, I had no clue where this book was going. It twists, it turns - half the time I didn't know whether to like Nicholas, hate Nicholas, or reach into the book and bitch-slap Nicholas! This man is more complex than advanced math! Ellie, a single mother, is a richly crafted and likable character with whom we can immediately relate. The relationship between them is powerful and overwhelming. But it is also fragile and as flawed as the both of them. There are things in this book that made me cry, and angry, and disgusted; but it made me FEEL from the first page to the last!
Well done - a tour de force! With an ending that made me truly yell, "WHAT? NO!" Because - yes, there's a hell of a cliffhanger! You can bet your bottom dollar - and if I had one I'd use my last dollar - that I will be reading the rest of the series!