Blurb: Lucas Beck crawled through Melinda James’ window every night. Each time, gaining a piece of her heart and leaving a bit of his behind.
Lucas was in love with the girl next door, but he ruined any chance he had of making her his. So, he moved on without her.
Lindy gave her heart to the boy next door, but he left her humiliated and heartbroken. So, she started a new life without him.
They both head off to college, leaving the other behind. Lucas finds success then misery on the Football field. Lindy finds new love, but it never feels quite right.
Years later, Lucas and Lindy find themselves back in their hometown. Will Lindy open her window again and give Lucas another chance?
How do you see yourself when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself the way the others have always identified you or are you more than they see? Are you still the victim of your youth or did you grow from the hatefulness of others searching to find your own way? Can the scars caused by others be healed with time or will they always haunt and torment you?
This book was so much bigger than a love story. It was about overcoming the obstacles of you and discovering who you really are when the words of others are taken out of the equation.
Lindy has only really ever loved one guy. He was her best friend and neighbor and they were inseparable in their youth. But as time changed and they started growing up, the pressure from those around them changes everything on the outside. But the love Lindy has for Lucas is the one thing that just seems to keep her going and at the same time it is the one thing in her world that can destroy her. It already did once.
Now home from college, looking forward to her first teaching job, Lindy is excited to start her life with her best friend and roommate, but a series of unfortunate events has her mother and surrogate family more than concerned for their safety. But they all seem to have the same solution. The girls have rented a big enough apartment and they have an extra room, the additional income to help offset the rent would be great too… the downside to this plan is that Lindy is going to have to come face to face with the one person that destroyed her before she left for college. If their grand plan is going to work, Lucas will be the third roommate to protect the girls from the creeper that lurks in the distance.
Lucas is taking this opportunity to step up and prove that Lindy means the world to him and always had, but the actions years earlier as a teenager have caused Lindy the biggest amount of pain. But Lucas is determined to mend things with Lindy. It kills him that he hurt her so badly in their past and he wants nothing more than to make up for it now.
But can Lindy see herself the same way Lucas sees her? Can he convince her that it was just a stupid move that he made all those years ago and he never meant to hurt her the way he did? Can he prove that his love is the only love she needs? Can they be the couple she always hoped they would be? Could it be more than just sneaking in the window night after night and being young? Can they be everything to each other or will the scars of the past be too much to overcome?
I loved the characters in this book. I loved that Lindy has found a way to see beyond her past and has done everything in her power to make a new life for herself. I love that she fights for control over her heart, even though she knows who has always owned it. I love that she is able to face all of the events of her past and she knows that her future is so much brighter despite the pains of the past. Lucas was young and dumb and what he did to Lindy was indeed unforgivable. He was mean and cruel and he knows how deeply he hurt the one girl that would have done anything for him. But he is no longer that guy and that one act has caused him pain and torment through the years she has been away. I love his determined attitude about protecting Lindy. I love that he is always willing to protect her at any cost and yes, his protective nature just makes me swoon a little bit harder on him.
I never expected the story to unfold the way it did, but it was well told and had quite a bit of little suspenseful moments when my breath was caught in my throat. It had plenty of anxiety but it was so full of those tender moments that you just want in any great book. This was a great read.
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