Series: Second Chances Duet
Published on March 1, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in.
Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.
Timing was never on our side.
My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.
My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her.
My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.
Love and timing.
I didn't believe in either.
Then there was you . . .
I shattered, and shattered… and shattered…
Let me just go ahead and be up front with you guys before I get all in my feelings: I LOVE THIS BOOK. I mean, it is going to be two books, but so far, so good. Let’s just assume I will love the next one as well. I was so excited that Contreras had new books coming out, she is amazingly talented and also gorgeous, and I was DYING to get my hands on this. (Even though it means I was knowingly walking into a cliffhanger, UGH!) Okay now I need to jump into my feelings….
For starters, I like that there is already a history with Rowan and Tessa. These aren’t strangers meeting, we have a very emotional history already in place. It felt so easy to get to know them and their past, and it felt easy for them to fall back into being themselves together (so basically, no instalove!). So things got pretty hot, pretty quickly…
I loved every second of it. They have all this built up passion that was just waiting to be released (literally, lol) and it wasn’t unnecessary sex, or trying to hard… it was perfect for the story and the characters. I love sex in books a lot more when its relevant and means something, and I was already attached as hell to Rowan and Tessa, so it was all meaningful to me as well as the characters.
BUT THEN. The revelations come. There was some anger, there was a lot of anticipation while waiting to see what decisions they made… it really could have gone quite a few ways, and I couldn’t put it down, I HAD to know what was going to happen, and THERE WAS SO LITTLE LEFT AT THIS POINT WE NEED SOME ANSWERS HERE!
Oh, Claire…. oh no. No no no no no. Tears. This is bullshit. This is heart wrenching. Heart on a platter, thrown back in your face kind of heart wrenching. UUGGH. I could feel the heartache radiating from the page. I just couldn’t believe it. I mean, I could, it works as far as story lines go, but not AS FAR AS MY HEART GOES. Then I was also angry of course, for Tessa. For the situation.
So I went on, and then, even though I could see it coming, we got a bomb dropped on us. I wonderful, exciting bomb that is really going to shake shit up! I CANNOT FREAKING WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I know the next book is coming out in just a couple weeks, but its just too long. This will drive me nuts. This might be one of my new favorites from Claire! Well, lets see how the rest of the story goes anyway. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book to angsty, contemporary romance lovers. And if you haven’t read anything by Claire you should do that ASAP, and what better time than now, with Then There Was You? Right?
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