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“All humans make mistakes. What determine a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It is how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

I’m giving this book a light review because, if you ever decide to read this book, I want you to have little information about it as possible. The book made a couple of twists and turns that you would never have thought would happen. I never did. My initial thoughts while reading the first few pages were “Another YA romance thing”. I have never been so wrong in my entire life.

Although the book does touch love and romance in a small way, it is more than that. The book shows that even the most seemingly perfect, most-loved up couples and families can have dark secrets behind closed doors. It shows that what you experienced in the past is no excuse to do others harm in present time. And it shows that every action you make, has consequences that hurt you and the people around you.

I’ve read dozens of books and I have never experienced being moved so much by a book, until I read this. Please, please read this book. It broke me into pieces. And made me cry a bucket if tears.

RATING: ★★★★★