Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
Death changes everyone...
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kickstart her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?
Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?
I Love everything that has come from the awesome brain of Tara Sivec, but this was my favorite read! I love emotional journeys! Everyone has something in their life that makes things difficult or stressful, and sometimes it's once to read about someone else that makes things not seem so bad or so dark.
Addison lost her mother to cancer when she was 17. Her mother was her best friend and after she was gone her father spiraled into a dark place. This left Addison not only alone, but left to pick up the pieces in both thief lives! She wanted to go to college and become a writer, but at 19 she is taking care of her moms bakery to pay bills while her father is in his 5 attempt at rehab.
Addison tried to end her life because it was too much to bare, but after being unsuccsessful she realizes she doesn't want to die, but she doesn't really know how to live anymore. In comes Zander, perfection on legs! He doesn't push her and she keeps trying to fight thier connection, but he doesn't make it easy! He has become a regular at the bakery and leaves her little notes about how beautiful she is when she smiles on napkins. It is so freaking cute! These are the kinds of things that make girls swoon and fall in love!
Of course no one EVER is perfect and Zander has a secret of his own. The question is how will Addison react when she learns it; because she will!?!
My favorite part of the story is that Addison is the main chapter needing someone when it's usually the guy who is broken and the girl who saves him. Everyone has secrets and everyone has pasts, Zander helps Addison learn to live again! This is a must read!!!
Tara I LOVE YOU!!!
Rating: 5 stars
*** I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review ***
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T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is her absolute favorite to read romantic suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans.
T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime writer.
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