About the Book:
by Jenny Lyn
- Genres: Contemporary / Romance
- Pages: 80
- Publication: August 28th 2013
- by Evernight Publishing
- Received from: BTSe Magazine
- Rating: 4/5
Eight years ago, life was good for Tate Reilly. Living in Atlanta and attending college, her dream of becoming a doctor was within reach, and she was in love with Ryan Hart. Then one night while Tate slept, Ryan disappeared. No note, no phone call, nothing left of a love she thought would last forever. Confused and heartbroken, she doesn’t let it hold her back in her quest to become a physician. If anything, the hurt and disappointment only serve to fuel her drive to succeed.
Ryan never wanted to leave Tate behind the way he did, but sometimes life takes away the choice. The best way to spare Tate the disruption of her bright future with his problems is to make a clean break. So he does the hardest thing he’s ever done—he walks away from her.
Now Ryan is back in Atlanta, working as a sous chef in the most popular restaurant in the city, and he has every intention of winning Tate back, no matter what it takes. It’s not easy because Tate wants answers that Ryan’s not ready to give just yet. First, he needs to remind her of what they once had together. The heat between them is undeniable, and it’s not long before it melts her resistance and she starts to lose the grip on her heart again.
But until Ryan can come clean with Tate about why he left, she can’t fully forgive him and move on. Time doesn’t always heal all wounds. Sometimes you have to shed more blood to become whole again.
Very cute short story. I loved the characters and their stories. Although, I think Tate could have been a bit more fleshed out. She was so hurt by Ryan but just about drops everything to take him back. I think there could have been a bit more there. Mainly because honestly when someone is hurt it takes a lot to cover that up and move on and what Ryan did was nearly unforgivable. Not to say I didn’t like Tate, this is a short story so I just rolled with the punches, which is pretty much what she does.
But! Ryan’s character definitely makes up for the few foibles that Tate’s has. It seems that he was a real character with lots of depth. It does come out why he left Tate and the way it comes out adds a bit of drama to their relationship but again if Tate would have held off just a bit longer I think there would have been more drama and it would have seemed a bit more spicy.
That said, this is an incredibly cute read! The characters are interesting, the plot is fun, the drama and tension are definitely there. Fast and easy read if you’re looking for something a bit sexy!
About the author:
I started reading when I was four, thanks to a babysitter who found out the only way to get me to sit still (and shut up) was to put a book in my hand. By the time I entered kindergarten, I’d blown through just about every Little Golden Book ever printed. Ten years later, much to my mother’s dismay, I found her stash of paperback romance novels. She tried to divert me back to something more chaste by buying me Harlequins, but I still snuck copies of hers when she wasn’t looking. Shanna, The Flame and the Flower, and Fires of Winter will always hold special places in my heart because they introduced me to roguish heroes, headstrong heroines, and the trouble they could get into together.
For more information on my work, please visit me at http://www.authorjennylyn.com