Blue Brennan is a runner.
She runs from her problems.
She runs from love.
She runs from her past.
What Blue doesn’t anticipate is running toward her hometown of Steele Falls, Washington, especially after she’d vowed to never go back.
Adam Rockwell is a fighter.
He fights his demons.
He fights for validation.
He fights for his future.
What Adam doesn’t anticipate is fighting for Blue Brennan, especially when he vowed to never let love get in his way again.
“My concentration level was at a big, fat zero. I made tea without remembering to heat the water, and I poured milk directly in the box of cereal instead of into the bowl. Oops. I tried to brush my teeth with hair gel, a combination I don’t recommend. Of course, it was after I emptied the dishwasher by loading plates and bowls into the oven. Don’t worry. It wasn’t on. But for the record, don’t try it.”
“It was a race—me against myself. The longer I was awake, the more time I had to think. The more time I had to think, the longer I was awake.”
This book really made me feel all the feels. Normally when I read romance books, I am looking for a lot of emotion. I am usually looking for a good cry at some point in the series and boy did this book deliver. I think I cried like 4 times.
The story follows Blue as she returns home to a town she left 2 years ago. Now that she is back, she has to face the people and the memories she left behind. This includes her family, friends, and the man she loved.
The overall story was very well written. Sometimes I feel like there are more amateur writers than others but that was not the case with Carr. The story didn’t drag, and she was able to really capture the emotions of the characters in a very relatable way.
There were also a lot of plot twists and things that I didn’t see coming throughout the book that really kept me engaged and interested, wondering what is going to happen next. But it was the ending that wrecked me. Don’t skip to the end and ruin it for yourself, read the book straight through and enjoy the journey.
Overall, I really liked this book and will definitely be revisiting it when I need something emotional. It is worth the read but it is on the depressing and sad side so stay away from it if you aren’t looking for a feels train. Happy reading, everyone!