Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Cedar Cove—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.
Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Cedar Cove to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.
A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken?
I found this book by accident as I was perusing my favorite blogs this week. Since it looked like a story that is right up my alley, I immediately purchased the book and sent the author a message. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but I was very pleased with Melody Grace's debut as a New Adult author.
First let me say that Melody Grace has excellent writing style. I enjoyed the flow of the book and the character development. This really was a beautiful story. There was heartbreak from the first page but there was also an incredible love that I couldn't wait to learn more about.
I am not going to break down the plot of this story because I think the book description says it all. But what I will tell you is that there is passion that jumps off the pages that made me think back to my first love and wonder "what if."
Juliet and Emerson are another magnificent book couple that the bloggers will be talking about for a while. This is how I would break down the storyline for those who want to know what to expect:
Secondary Characters: B+
Alpha Male- A+++
You will not regret buying this book and reading cover to cover. It is short enough to read in one day and still feel fulfilled.
I want to leave you with one of my favorite quotes- It sort of reminds you of a KA line:)
“You’re mine,” he says again fiercely. “Not his, not anyone else’s. You can try and pretend you don’t feel it, but you do. You’ll always be mine.” Emerson Ray