All I’ve ever wanted was for someone to choose me. My mother didn’t. My father didn’t. The beautiful boy next door, who grew up to marry me, didn’t. Neither did the next man with whom I thought my heart was safe.
Back in the Bay area, three thousand miles from New York City, I can start fresh. Become one with the sea again, rise or fall on the tide of my own choices. But on the first day of my bright new life, the darkest shadows of my past follow me through my office door. The two men whose names are definitely not on my five-year plan.
If I let it consume me—my need for one man, my love for the other—the darkness will swallow me whole. I can’t let that happen. Not again. This time, the waves of emotion crashing against my heart won’t drown me. This time, I get to choose my happy ending.
This was my first Claudia Burgoa book and my first intro to the Everhart brothers. While I should have went back and read the previous books, I was able to follow along with the story perfectly fine. I just know how their stories end, that’s all 😉
Claudia’s writing is astounding. I love when an author can convey a character’s emotions through the pages in such a way that you feel them, you just aren’t being told about them. I absolutely adore Hazel. She is such a strong female lead, even if she doesn’t realize it. I can say I empathized with her throughout her story. I’m not sure I can say I would have handled her situation any better than she did. It goes to show you that while all things aren’t black and white, sometimes they are more clear than we can see at the time. We just have to muddle through the grey first. And she had an amazing support system to help her through. I have to say, Fitz stole the show on a couple of occasions for me. I think we all need a Fitz in our life.
I need more of the Everhart brothers, so the previous books will be added to be ever growing tbr pile asap. It’s full of family, love, heart, and at the heart of the story…inner strength. Cannot wait to read more
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. And a wonderful husband who shares her love for all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.