Lyric Scott has always had a good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels that there’s something missing.
Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.
Ayden Gregory has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.
As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden’s past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.
I loved the story of Ella and Micah, but I think I am in love with their daughter’s story. I know this is the just the beginning, but Lyric Scott is just my kind of people. She is so grounded, ok, she’s a bit spoiled but with her parents, it was going to be hard not to be. But Lyric is something else. She’s smart, witty, beautiful and if it weren’t for her incredible stage fright, she would steal the show every time. But what I liked most about this book is that she wasn’t going to give up on Ayden no matter what.
Ayden is the new kid in the family and his parents and Lyric’s parents just seem to think that Lyric is going to be able to help get him out of his shell and help him get beyond his tortured past. But Ayden doesn’t remember a lot about what happened. He remembers certain things, but not everything. He doesn’t remember everything that happened, but he remembers enough for it to torment him enough every night. But he has a new family now and they want the best for him. They don’t want him to feel like he is not wanted or loved. He has something special here, but part of him wants so much more.
Lyric and Ayden form the most amazing friendship and both want more out of it, but Lyric would never risk their friendship for anything more and when the two of them are separated, everything shifts and changes and neither deals well with it. They are the best of friends and they know everything works better when they are together.
I love that Lyric is there for Ayden no matter what. I love that she bought him the nightlight… I love that she is there to comfort him and help him work through his issues. I love her strong character when it comes to Ayden. I also love her big heart. She loves unconditionally and she is destined to have the kind of love her parents have. I cannot wait for more of their story.
Ayden and Lyric captured my heart and I have a feeling together they can accomplish anything they want!
ABOUT JESSICA SORENSEN
READ THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL
Book 1 – The Secret of Ella and Micha
Book 2 – The Forever of Ella and Micha
Book 3 – The Temptation of Lila and Ethan
Book 4 – The Ever After of Ella and Micha
Book 4.5 – Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always
Book 4.6 – Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always