By Liz Crowe
Evan’s family was dysfunctional which left him with scars but it was Damian who left the deepest scars on Evan’s psyche. Julie’s youth was also fraught with pain and suffering. Her relationships with men caused her to hide a part of herself from everyone. When Evan and Julie come together, more than sparks fly…healing can begin.
I love Ms. Crowe’s ability to create flawed and human characters who have issues and guilt. Evan and Julie aren’t perfect. They each have a history that shapes their relationship and causes many problems between them, but they honestly love each other and want to work things out.
I found myself cheering for them to get their acts together and figure out what they both wanted and needed. Evan struggles more with handling his baggage yet is the first to push Julie to let go of hers. Maybe it was his need to protect, but other than his high-handedness, he seems like such a wonderful guy and one any lady would be lucky to have in her life. Julie seems to complete him.
While this book is a stand alone, it does fit nicely with the rest of The Stewart Realty stories. We get glimpses into the other books and characters who are dear to our hearts. And the ending leaves me dying to read the final book…it hints at something big. I can’t wait for this final story to be told as I know that Ms. Crowe will tug at my heartstrings and drag me kicking and screaming into the ending, only to have me wish for more.
**This review is my own feelings. I purchased the book from Amazon and decided to review it because I wanted to share my thoughts with others.**