ARC received for an honest review
This is my first read from Carina Adams and to say I loved this story would be an understatement. This is a book that I truly enjoyed and did not want to end. When the story started out in the present moment I wanted it to keep going. But the story needed to be told from when the characters, Neil and Lia met in high school and how their relationship developed, and ultimately the choices made that separated them until adulthood. Then I didn’t want the young Neil and Lia story to end. The story of young love and the sacrifices we think are the best that stay with us forever. Flash forward to a chance meeting for Neil and Lia who now go by Nate and CeCe. The pain and hurt are there but one of them has kept track of the other and followed their life. The story gets better from here and when it ended, I wouldn’t change a thing about the book. I loved every single page. Thank you Carina Adams for this amazing read!!
Not afraid to speak his mind or make a scene, Nathaniel Kelly has made a name for himself as country music’s ultimate bad boy.
Covered in tattoos, singing songs about drugs, drinking and heartache, Nate acts more like an out of control rock star than the grandson of one of the genres most influential and legendary stars. Every man wants to be him. Every woman wants just one night with the hard-rocking country rebel.
Except me. I just want to know that the boy I used to love is happy and that I didn’t break his heart in vain. That’s why I buy every magazine that even mentions his name; at least, that’s the story I tell myself.
When my friends gave me a birthday present any fan would die for, I was suddenly face-to-face with the man I never thought I’d see again. My body wasn’t supposed to react to him the way it did. And, Nate sure as hell wasn’t supposed to look at me the way he used to.
Can someone you loved as a teenager really have a hold on your heart twelve years later? Is it ever too late to say you’re sorry and make up for past wrongs? I’m about to find out.
“I told the reporter that I had a girlfriend. And just so we’re all on the same page, that’s you. You’re my girlfriend.”
“Oh, really? Aren’t you supposed to ask me or something? I mean, if we’re going to act twelve, we should go all out.”
“Baby girl, I’m Nate Kelly. You should just be on your knees, thanking God right now that you get to call yourself my girlfriend.”
“I’m concerned about your lack of self-esteem. You really need to learn how to love yourself despite all your flaws.”
“Okay, smartass. I’ve gotta go. I’ll call you later.”
I laughed as I hung up, turning to find Rebel and Boone staring at me. “Girlfriend?” the latter choked out around a laugh. Charlie “Boone” Boone, could play anything with keys and the way he played the piano made people stop and listen. But he was an ass that would cling to whatever weakness he could find. “Did I just hear you say the word girlfriend?”
About The Author
Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the one man that ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons that always keep her on her toes.
When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle in search of her new favorite vampire story, training for a 5k, or laughing with friends.
Carina loves to hear feedback from her readers. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org