Growing up, I had it all—my art, close friends, a gorgeous girlfriend who owned my heart—but then my life exploded.
Turns out my father was laundering money, and my whole family got shoved into witness protection. No notice. No chance to explain. I was ripped away from beautiful, blue-eyed Delilah Moon, shattering both our worlds.
A decade later, fate has given us a second chance.
The cartel my father worked for has been wiped out. I’ve returned to my hometown, determined to win back the love of my life. But Delilah is engaged.
I’m almost positive she’s lying about her fiancé to protect her heart. Which means I need to up my game.
I’ve made a list of fifty ways to prove we’re meant to be. Except Delilah’s barely looking at me, never mind swooning. I have a feeling my disappearance scarred her more than she’s admitting, and no one in town will tell me what happened…
Edgar was a happy seventeen-year-old in love with his best friend when his world was turned upside down without warning. His life changed in an instant when his family was spirited away into witness protection because his father was a criminal and a cartel put a bounty on the family. Every day of the last decade has been torture for him. He lives with crushing regret that he was forced to walk away from his friends and his home and especially Delilah but the lives of his entire family depend on that clean break so there’s no going back.
The cartel threat is neutralized after ten long years and he’s determined to win back his one true love. He races to his hometown to explain but Delilah wants nothing to do with him. The entire town appears to be angry with him, which really didn’t make sense. The entire family vanished overnight so obviously something major happened and he was just a kid so surely had no control over it. Eventually his story gets out and people are more sympathetic so it’s all good. In the meantime, he puts all of his energy into winning Delilah over.
I really loved Edgar. The entire book is from his POV and he’s hilarious. He’s a little bit tortured and understandably so, but it doesn’t hold him back. He’s sweet and determined and I was rooting for him from the start. I probably would have loved Delilah too, but I couldn’t really connect with her since we never get her POV. This is a clever premise for a series and Edgar’s story was fun to read. It’s a great book although I think Edgar and Delilah’s story would have been even better with dual-POV and more insight into her. I really enjoyed their story.
This is my first book by the author and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I received an ARC from Grey’s Promotions in exchange for an honest review.