Category: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Three knocks can change everything…
“She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.”
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.
About the Author:
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
I thought waiting for a couple hours before writing my review would help, but I’m still unable to truly get my thoughts back together. This book is that good!
I read a lot of New Adult books and more often than not I enjoy reading these books, but they don’t stay with me. And then, among all these books out there you find that gem, that one book that make you feel, that make you root for the characters, that book that makes you believe that these characters are your dearest friends and you want the best for them.
So yeah, you’re on for the ride and cross your fingers while reading because it’s not easy, it’s not without pain and fear, but you’re all in, just like Josh and Ember are all in.
To be honest, it’s not often that I find a book that has me riveted from page 1. Sometimes I need a couple of chapters to adjust to the new characters, the plot or the writing, but in this case, I just went with it and I couldn’t see the hours flying.
The opening is like a punch, a perfect strike right to my heart and I love it when it happens. It means that the author doesn’t spare anything, that he/she went all in, portraying everything to perfection with words that don’t embellish anything, but just show a part of life at its rawest.
Everything felt real, every characters, the plot, the fears and break-downs each and every characters went through and I forgot everything else. I was just in the story, in Ember’s head.
Ember and Josh’s chemistry is undeniable and very well written. It’s not over-done. The author did an amazing job at blending sweet moments with hot ones and it made it all the more amazing and addicting to follow.
Ember’s family is amazing. The author did an amazing job at portraying the differences between everybody grieving. Once again, nothing was over-done.
This book is so amazing that I can’t bring myself to criticize anything as weird as it must seem. I recommend this book to everybody. You have to read it!
What do you think about this book? Is Josh your new book boyfriend? He is mine!