You can say I had it all. The fancy house, top of the line car, lots of friends and more money than anyone could ever imagine. On the outside, we were the perfect family. No one knew about my abusive father and my mother who drank herself into oblivion every night. My name is Karly and I have scars, deep scars that no one knows about, and when my parents died I was left alone and on my own, to fight through life with no help.
When it came to life and happiness, I had it all until my world was turned upside down. My name is Nicholas and my wife, the love of my life, left me and our new baby girl without as much as an explanation. I didn’t want to accept it, but after our divorce was final and four long years passed, I started to lose hope that she’d ever come back. Emma was growing so fast and I needed help. My sister recommended that I hire her friend, Karly, as Emma’s nanny. I took a chance on bringing another woman into my little girl’s life. Did I do the right thing?
As many days and nights are spent together, feelings can no longer be denied and a relationship is formed.
Life is about taking chances and learning how to fall, but when the past comes back, will they be strong enough to fight through and trust each other? Or will all they worked for fall apart?
Okay… so now that I am breathing again, I think I can write a review of this book. Well, maybe… the ending nearly did me in. I have never been so hurt by the ending of a book, but it was worth every emotional scar it has left on my heart. This book was…wow.
Karly has pretty deep emotional and physical scars that cut deep. They were left there by her parents. Though she could never truly understand why things in her life happened as they did, she knows beyond a doubt that they are still her parents and she will always love them. But she left that girl far behind when she left Boston. She is determined to prove that her past is not an indication of her future. She is starting her life, her way. She is strong and she is determined, but she will always have this shadow of doubt surrounding her heart that those she loves the most will leave her. It has happened to everyone she loves: her parents, her first love, her second love. This girl has had enough emotional trauma to last a lifetime. This is her turn to shine and to become something great.
Only one problem with that, she doesn’t know what she is going to do now that she has moved. She hasn’t heard back on any of the teaching positions she has applied for despite her grades and the recommendations she has received. She knows it’s time to move on and that is what she is going to do. She moves in with her best friend Alexis after she completes her schooling and it is time to start a new life. What she doesn’t really expect is for Alexis’s brother and his daughter to walk into her life, changing everything.
Nicholas has his own issues and his own drama and right now his world is focused solely on his little girl, Emma. So when he gets back to town and stays with his sister until his new place is ready for Emma and him, he meets her. Suddenly Nicholas is in a situation he never bargained for. There she is, Karley. She is smart, beautiful and she is amazing with Emma. But there is no way Nicholas could ever let her into his life. He had his shot at happily ever after. She walked away from him and Emma to start her life again. She didn’t want the family, she didn’t want the marriage. And though the two of them tried, she was just not made for it. The loss was devistating for Nicholas and there is no way he would ever put himself in that position again. Until he saw Karley.
This book was full of highs and lows. Karley’s tragic past has left scars that you just cannot fathom. Nicholas has is little girl and is perfectly content to make her life perfect. What they didn’t expect was the attraction and pull they had to one another. The two of them had the passion and the charisma and the making of everything good. But the two of them both had a lot of fear. Neither knowing what the right thing to do was, but the attraction was there. There was a spark of electricity between the two of them.
But of course, nothing can be that perfect right? What happens if Jamie, Nicholas’s ex, walks back into the picture? Or what if Karley’s first love shows up in town? Oh my, this book just kept me on my toes and just when I thought there was nothing else that could possibly happen to these two, I was hit upside the head with a two-by-four and my heart was shattered.
This book will leaving you craving and wanting and hoping. It will leave you broken, betrayed and angry. This book will touch every emotional hot spot in your system and will keep at it until you are begging for more. I adored this book but I was so not expecting that ending. This is a great read and I can hardly wait for the second book to come out! Yes, it is that good!
“You’re mine tonight so make sure you stay by my side,” I whisper in her ear. My hands hold onto her hips as we dance. Damn she can dance. She takes the lead, helping me move with her.The music is loud with the bass bumping against the speakers causing the crowd to go wild. The atmosphere is screaming fun and sex.The music changes to ‘Hold It Against Me’ by Brittany Spears. The alcohol finally kicks in. My hands go on a mission and find the spot they want. “Fuck baby! No panties tonight?”A seductive smile comes on her face. “Just. For. You.” I let out a growl and push my fingers inside her.“Baby you’re so fucking wet.”“I’m always wet when it comes to you.” She bites down on my shoulder whispering for more. I feel her body shudder against mine. Karly pulls down her dress and guides me off the dance floor towards the bathroom. Yes!