You & Me (You & Me Series Book 1)
by Lisa Shelby
Reviewed by Jacqui
You & Me is the debut book from Lisa Shelby. All I can say is wow. This book blew me away with the writing and story of love and second chances.
Jonathan was on a week long vacation with his friends before heading out for his next tour. Emily is on a getaway with her girlfriends to forget about the hurt she is feeling. When fate brings these two together, even for the short week, they decide to take a chance and throw caution to the wind and take advantage of the time they have together. What they didn’t expect was to fall hard for each other. But the timing for both wasn’t there and when the week ended, so did their relationship.
Fast forward 5 years. Jonathan has finished his tours and is now a police officer in Portland. Once again, fate has brought these two back together. Could they rekindle what they had 5 years ago? Do they want to? Both have secrets that need to be shared. But will these secrets make or break them.
This book had me from the first chapter. The relationship between Jonathan and Emily is one most people would wish for. They have their ups and downs and setbacks but they persevere through it all to get back to where they started. The book is long, but every page keeps you wanting more and hoping for Jonathan and Emily to have their HEA. The story was so well written I hated to stop reading. But eventually I had to sleep. So thank you Lisa Shelby for an amazing debut novel. I can’t wait to see what more comes from you and this series. Congrats!!
Jonathan Kelly had planned for a week of fun with the boys before heading back to Afghanistan. He never expected to fall in love.
Naturally beautiful, and funny, Emily wasn’t like any woman he had ever known. She brought a smile to the face of everyone that met her. To Jonathan, she was perfect. Pure light. He knew the day he met her that he had met the only woman he would ever love.
Emily Jacobs wasn’t prepared for Jonathan to walk into her life. She wasn’t ready to have this man rock her to her core when nearly every other man in her past had been such a disappointment. The instant connection she felt with this handsome, kind Marine was unlike anything she had ever experienced.
Emily wants nothing more than to give herself to him, but can she get past the barrier that could keep them apart?
She has a secret so big that she’s sure it will shatter everything they have together; this rare connection that they’ve forged in just one short week.
So Emily is left with one of the biggest decisions of her life.
Trust him or walk away?
About the Author
Lisa Shelby is a contemporary romance author who calls the Pacific Northwest home where she resides with her husband, their son and two dogs. Reading has been an obsession and writing has been a secret passion of hers. It was that passion that led her on the journey to write a book for her husband. What began as a gift turned into an inspiration of love, and with the encouragement of family and friends the desire to share that love with everyone.