by Marie Hall
Ryan Cosgrove and
Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don’t know
it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever
Spending Valentine’s Day at a burlesque bar, hadn’t been
Liliana’s ideal way of spending a Friday night. She’d much rather be
back on campus doing homework… until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and
gorgeous, Lili can’t keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff
manners and drunken disposition she’s intrigued.
demons, and they’re deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his
attraction to the petite brunette he’s tired of fighting, of pretending
the last fifteen years haven’t been a daily struggle just to get out of
bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it
all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But
fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined
she’ll not only save his body, but his soul too.
This is their moment…
This is one of those books
you want to force yourself to love. Force yourself because it has so
many amazing components. But somehow, those components didn't quite fit
together to complete the love puzzle.
The great pieces of this
book were glossed in uniqueness. Ryan and Liliana have both had their
past hardships, but it's Ryan who has the demons; the heartbreaking past
to overcome. He's been hurt and for once the guy needs to be saved. The
story revolves around his issues. It was refreshing.
amazing piece was Javi. Lili dealing with an autistic child broke my
heart. It broke my heart and warmed it. It was written with realism and
heart. Ryan's friendship with Javi had my tear ducts wetting themselves.
It was a very emotional component that added depth to the story.
guess what kept me in the "friend zone" with this book instead of a
full on affair had a little to do with Lili. Call me a bitch, but I
really didn't like her. I didn't hate her, but it's hard to love a story
when you're indifferent about one of the main characters. Also, the
puzzle didn't quite come together in a fluent way. Looking at the story a
piece at a time, it was a really good book. But as a whole?? It just
wasn't developed and written as well as it could have been.
It's hard for me to say whether I recommend this book or not because it had so much to love. So much I know you will
love. In fact, I think a lot of people will connect and perhaps fall in
love with this book. But it would be dishonest for me to say that I'm
one of them. It was good though and I will definitely be keeping my eye
on Marie Hall.