The Boyfriend Bookmark: ★★★★
Falling apart. Barely breathing. How can I go on without you?
Karly Erikson’s fairy tale ending comes to an abrupt halt as she slowly adjusts to life without being in the arms of the man she loves.
Nicholas Hayes makes a decision, which changes his entire life. Living with the decision he’s made, every day is a struggle. His heart only knows one love-Karly Erikson.
When Karly returns to Wilmington, the choices she makes will put what’s left of her heart on the line. Is she ready to fight for what’s truly hers?
Holy Tears Batman! There is a lot of crying going on in this book. It even made my eyes swell a time or two. This is the follow up book to Vision of Love and it is the rest of the story for Nicholas and Karly. Their break-up at the end of Vision of Love was a lot to take it. It was unexpected and very sudden. It tore me to pieces so I was looking forward to Vision of Destiny to heal my heart.
Karly has left town. She needs to get away. She can’t stay her surrounded by everything Nicholas. But will she ever recover from this? He promised her the world. He promised that he would love and take care of her. He promised her. So why did this all happen and why does he keep sending texts to her phone? Why can’t he just let her go completely? He let her walk away. He made his choice and it wasn’t Karly. She can’t stay around that. But he completely broke her.
Nicholas is just trying to do the right thing. Jamie is the mother of his child. He has to give them this chance to know one another. He has to make things right between Jamie and her daughter. Nicholas has one great love. It’s not Jamie, but he needs to do this for her. He knows this is killing Karly. He will be the first to admit, that it is killing him too. But he believes in their love more than anything and though he cannot tell Karly what has happened or why, he will never give up on what they have together and he is going to make sure that she doesn’t give up on him either.
Of course, some things are easier said than done. Nicholas is going to have to convince Karly to wait for him. To believe in them. But she really can’t torment herself anymore with this. He didn’t wait for her. He took Jamie back. She knows it is time to move on and it is time to let go. Of course, that is easier said than done when he owns her heart. But she needs to.
Can the two of them find their way back to their perfect love? Can their faith in the love they have be strong enough to hold them together despite the odds? Or will this be the end of their sweet story?
I wasn’t as in love with the characters in this book as I was in the last. I guess it is harder to be so in love with the perfect guy when he has broken the girl so badly. Yes, I felt for both of them in this book, but it was a lot of emotional baggage that was forgiven a little too easily. It is not a bad thing for the story, it just made the characters a little more flawed to me.
S. Moose does a fabulous job with the writing. it was gripping and touching and I really enjoyed reading through it. It was a one-sitting read for me because I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what dramatic event was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the book and I cannot wait for Jensen’s story!
Do you know that feeling when a knife is in your heart, twisting and turning? Do you know what it’s like to have a car run you over a million times? That’s how I’m feeling. Rage builds in me and, instead of screaming and yelling, I sit in front of Larry, numb and frozen.
“I can’t do this, Larry. I’m fucking human, you know? I have feelings!”
He brings me into his arms and tries to calm me down. “I know and that’s what I told him.”
I can’t give Nicholas what he needs, even though it’s what I truly want. I refuse to break up his marriage and be the one that he uses to escape from Jamie. If something is up and he’s doing this because she’s manipulating him, then that’s a different story and I’ll beg him to leave her. I don’t know the whole story and I’m not sure if I even will get the story. A little voice in my head keeps screaming at me to fight for the man I love. But I don’t know if that’s the right answer.
“I’m gonna go lie down. Thanks for the coffee,” I mutter.
Back in my room, in my safety area, I place the steaming cup of coffee on my nightstand and lie down, facing the balcony.
Tearing away from the sun rising, I force my mind back to sleep. It’s been the longest few nights without Nicholas. I don’t know where to go or what to do. I can’t forget him. Every time I close my eyes, I see his eyes, his smile; I see everything. My chest fills with ache. Sitting here crying over him while everyone else is living kills me. The fight in me is slowly going away. Unable to stand the silence I open my music app on my phone and play a song I haven’t heard in a few weeks – our song. It plays over and over again so I can remember our dance and how I felt when he was holding me. Everything feels heavy and miserable. I scream into my pillow and pray that I can be taken away. I don’t care if we weren’t together for a long time. When it comes to love, there’s no measurement in time. It’s how love makes you feel and it made me feel whole. I’d give anything to feel that way again.
Nicholas & Jensen
Vision of Love & Vision of Destiny
Nate Tebow as Nicholas Hayes
Vision of Hope
Ryan Patrick as Jensen Toscano
The Infinity Series
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, S.Moose, lives in Webster, NY.
A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. When she isn’t in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends.
S. Moose is a romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.