“A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.
The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.”
I want to thank, Hamad @The Book Prescription for buddy reading this with me. ❤
What can I say? I knew going into this that I was going to expect some emotional damage. It’s CoHo and she delivered. I can’t tell you how many times I cried in this book. I just felt for both sides and I was so conflicted because I could understand both sides. One of the things I love about CoHo is that she knows how to destroy you but by the end, she’s somehow made you happy and whole again? It’s such a crazy thing but I appreciate it immensely.
Kenna just wants to see her daughter and isn’t expecting much. Scotty’s parents don’t want anything to do with her and refuse to let her near Diem. Gosh, it hurt. One of my favorite things about this book is Kenna’s letters to Scotty. She uses it as a form of therapy but they are one of the best things about this book. They were so heart-wrenching but they give you a peek into her soul. Her pain and agony is written so well & you FEEL it all.
Ledger actually is the star of this book, in my opinion. His dedication to Diem is admirable and one of his best qualities. Their relationship is so sweet and so pure, it just made you smile. I loved to see his transformation in this book. To be in such a messy situation was just really intense and emotional.
One of my favorite supporting characters is Lady Diana! She brought some needed relief and laughs with such an intense book. I do wish we got to see more of her and her past. The story itself is addicting. I could not stop thinking about it when I wasn’t reading. I definitely finished this book in one day. Sorry, not sorry. I think because her stories are so impactful it’s always hard for me to stop reading. I just devour them and then I’m kind of sad it’s over. haha
The ending of this book was a tad rushed. I wish that we could have some of the situations fleshed out a bit more but I was happy with the way things ended up. Overall, I loved this and it’s one of my top books by her. I really cannot wait for the next one but I’ll catch up on some of her back ist until then! ❤