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This is my first novel from Candace in a while and I forgot how her worlds truly speak to you as you read them. This book took that to an entire new level. She gave us two characters that were meant to be together and told us from the very start that they weren't. Then she gave us some of their words and I was a goner. The writing in this novel is unlike anything I have read in a long time. It looked into the souls of the characters and that isn't something you often get to do.
Dean and Andy's store is strife with true struggles and a whole lot of life getting in the way. Dean has so much he wants to say to Andy and as for Andy she wants to hear it all. The only problem is that she is trying got stay afloat as life really does eat her down. A trip back home foe both of them for the summer holidays brings all the fireworks we are expecting and far more trouble than I saw coming.
This is one of those books that you find yourself rooting for the characters from the get go. You know they deserve each other and you know that they are going to have to fight if they want to get that happily ever after.
The emotions and raw truths in this book were powerful. Throw in all the thoughts that are given raw from Andy's mind and you really do find yourself feeling what she feels. She is the type of characters i would love to sit and have coffee with. Just to be in the same room. She is a force and one to be proud of.
Candace shines with this book. She put it all on the table and in the end this book is going to make waves, I can feel it. A story about survival and forgiveness. 5 HUGE stars.
Andrea was my first taste of love.
She was there throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Her words were a secret I wasn’t supposed to know. Truths and pain bled onto papers that shredded my innocence and carved a hole in my heart only she could fill.
Her words were my first kiss. They were the uneven breaths I took when I saw her, and my hands between her thighs inside the dreams she haunted. She was my best friend’s older sister and, even though she didn’t know it yet, she was the pen that would ink our destiny into the stars.
Dean tempted me to cross a line I never thought I would.
It had been so long since someone looked at me the way he did. Five years since his starry gaze caressed my words and I ran from a kiss I couldn’t shake. He was everything I should stay away from, but how could I resist the beautifully broken man whose touch stoked a fire within my soul?
Dean was the missing words to my fairy tale. The parchment I could safely put my most intimate thoughts to. But when secrets from the past catch up with us, how could our perfectly plotted ending survive?