Once there was a boy, with messy blond hair, vibrant blue eyes, and the most dazzling smile, who helped to mend all the dark, broken pieces inside me.
Ryder made a bad situation better. Falling for him wasn’t just inevitable—it was the stars aligning and our souls connecting at the deepest level.
Plans were made, and for the first time ever, I had hope. I believed in the future we were going to build together.
Until he left, without even saying goodbye.
Years have passed, and though I have tried to move on, my heart still lingers on the boy who claimed it.
Now he’s back, saying he wants another chance.
And I’m terrified I’m not finished falling.
This book was previously published as Only Ever You. It has received a makeover and undergone a fresh round of proofreading, but the story has not changed.
Zeta and Ryder’s story is epic. That’s the only way to describe it. In typical Siobhan Davis fashion, this book gives you all the feels and breaks your heart more than once before putting it back together again eventually and only then after a few false starts. It starts off with pain that only deepens as the story goes on and reminded me very much of Inseparable, though it’s a completely different kind of story.
Their friendship formed in juvie as teens and became the best thing in their lives until it was ripped away from them by a cruel twist of fate. Ryder’s gone on to become a huge rock star so Zeta’s followed his career closely but they manage to avoid one another at all costs despite her job putting them in close proximity.
There’s intrigue and suspense apart from the romance but as is usually the case with Siobhan Davis, the characters are what shine. They’re flawed and damaged but worthy of so much more than they realize. They’ve both lived harsh, unforgiving lives with painful childhoods no one should ever endure. Joined by an unbreakable bond, they find one another again and have a chance to put the past behind them, but it won’t be easy. This is a story of forgiveness and redemption. It’s as much about forgiving yourself as it is forgiving others. It’s tragic and dark in many ways but also sweet and hopeful where it matters and the ending is simply perfect. This is a book I couldn’t put down, devouring it all at once and hanging on every word, so the usual from one of my favorite authors. But even the most painful parts were worth it to get to that ending.
I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.