Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. I have been hooked on Kathryn's novels from the first time I found her. They are all encompassing. You get the romance, the angst, the thrill of the chase, and the plot that leaves you on your toes the entire time.
I was SO excited to finally be getting Matt's story. I have waited a LONG time for this and I knew that his one was going to be a doozy. With each novel in this series you think these brothers can't possibly be hurt any more than they already were, but that isn't true. With each story, more secrets and more hurt come to the surface as each brother battles his demons. Matt most certainly has demons and it is time he faced them.
Carrying the secret that haunts him from his childhood had made Matt believe that he deserves nothing good. When Elle comes back into his life everything changes. Running from her own demons, Elle goes back to where it all began to try to find some safety. To find peace. Instead, she finds Matt. From there things only get more complicated.
Love sometimes works in fickle ways. For Matt and Elle it works in the ways of facing the past, and giving themselves a chance for the future. This is hands down, the best novel in the series. It was an emotional roller coaster that I fell in love with from the first chapter. Kathryn stuns in the writing and shines with this story.
I’ve never really been included. I’ve never felt like I truly belonged. But then again, how could I? Living on this island, I’ve seen and heard too many things. Lies. Secrets. Lies I’ve been forced to tell and secrets I’ve been forced to keep. They keep me locked to myself. They’re the reason I stand on the edge of the horizon and watch from afar. Other people’s lives have evolved, but not mine. It’s exactly the same. Day after day, the sun rises, and every time its rays penetrate my skin, I’m reminded that no matter how desperately I don’t want to be, I’m trapped. I want to live. I want to breathe. I just want to be . . . free.
If I had my way, I would have walked off the catwalk and straight out of the public eye years ago. Never-ending contracts and obligations have kept me prisoner until recently. Now it is fear that has me trapped and running from my life. I’m now hiding in a tiny beach cottage in my mother’s hometown, praying no one will find me. No one understands. The demands, lack of control, threats ... I just want it all gone. I want to escape. When do I finally get to be me? Free.