One night—a single moment—cost me everything.
My body, broken beyond repair. The boy I’d thought was my forever. The life I’d always dreamt of.
Now, Holt’s back. And he’s no longer a boy, but a man with shadows in his eyes and demons haunting him.
He says he’s here to make things right. To get back a little bit of all we’ve lost. And he doesn’t show any signs of leaving the small town that has been my refuge.
As stolen moments turn to days, Holt’s around every corner. With his burning stare and lingering touches. Before long, my walls come crashing down and I’m just hoping that taking this second chance isn’t as reckless as it feels.
But not everyone is happy that Holt has returned. As tragedy strikes again, I’m the one left in the crosshairs. And Holt might not be able to save me this time…
Holt and Wren were soulmates their entire lives until tragedy tore them apart as teens. He blamed himself for not being able to protect her and he left so she could find someone better, someone worthy of her. But all Wren ever wanted was Holt and his leaving devastated her even more than the worst night of her life. Ten years have passed but the wounds are as fresh as the day he disappeared and Wren doesn’t want to face his return. Holt has avoided her for over a decade so as not to cause her any more pain than he already has, but someone is attacking the survivors who lived through the terror long ago and he doesn’t trust anyone else to protect Wren.
These two have to face the past if they want to have a future, which means ripping open old wounds. It’s not easy but neither of them have ever wanted anyone else and they both know they belong together. This is an emotional read in a lot of ways but while I really felt for the characters, I was mad at Holt, too. Yes, he was a kid and he did what he thought was right, but ten years he stayed away? And never talked it over with anyone, not Wren or his family or any friends? I was just as furious with him as Wren was, for wasting all those years, but better late than never, I suppose.
This story has a great balance of emotion, suspense and heat, plus a great supporting cast that has me excited for the rest of the series. I loved Wren and Holt’s story and could not put this book down. Now I can’t wait to see who’s next.