Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She’s made peace with it, unlike Sam’s business partner, Caleb, who’s always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Why should she care what blunt, brash Caleb thinks? They’ve never had much in common, except for Sam.
After tragedy strikes, they don’t even have that.
Caleb can’t quite remember when Sam’s little sister stopped being like a surrogate sibling to him and became just…Jane. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met, and so much sexier and stronger than she thinks. On the emotional journey to honor Sam’s memory, the spark they’ve tried to deny becomes an inferno. This journey was meant to be an ending, but will they discover an unexpected new beginning?
This was an emotional read that felt like an epic love story contained in a regular sized contemporary romance. I laughed, I cried sad tears, I laughed, I cried happy tears, repeat. I have to admit I didn't fully read or remember the summary when I was reading this book because I was caught off guard by the twist with her sister when it happened. I was determined to hate the book at that point because I read this genre for happy endings and that was definitely not happy, but Jane and Caleb's connection was strong enough at that point to keep me going. This was much more than just a friends to lovers story and is one of those stories where the characters stick with you for days and weeks after you read it. I highly recommend this to anyone who relishes a great love story but also desires a story with an emotional punch this is the story for you.
OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy