“You start out with the best of intentions, but inevitably you hurt each other. I love you, but that didn't stop me from hurting you last night, or this morning. Love sucks. It's just the way it is.”Falling in love is easy. But what happens when that love has been tossed aside and trampled on by the person who swore to cherish it? Can you ever trust again, or will the bitter taste of betrayal keep you from allowing anyone else in?Carter and Elizabeth each have their own issues with love and trust. Both have had their hearts broken and carry the scars of the past into their relationship with each other. Is love ever enough? Can it overcome?Carter faces his past with Elizabeth by his side, but it continues to haunt him at every turn. Can he let go and believe in her enough to leave his past behind him or will he push too hard and send her running into another man’s arms?
This book was received from Crazy Girl Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed Danielle’s YA series, Heart Waves, so I was psyched to read her first NA novel!
Elizabeth was a strong main character. She was hesitant to rush into a relationship with Carter because of her past, which I am glad for. She also didn’t lie down in any arguments and stuck up for her opinions. I do wish I could have learned a bit more of her personality during her chapters.
Carter. Oh my god I felt so bad for what he had to go through. I literally could not imagine that ever happening to me or anyone that I know. But he was so strong about it. And I absolutely loved his career. I thought it was perfect for who Carter was. So amazing!
I really liked Liz’s sister Violet. I’d love to see her story next. I hated each one of their parents at one time or another except for Elizabeth’s mom. But they each did redeem themselves. It was great!
I did, at times, feel that their relationship moved too fast. But I knew that they both had been hurt in the past, so I understood their need to be with someone who healed them. It was definitely sexier than Danielle’s YA series and I loved it.
Again, I loved this book and I can’t wait to see what Danielle has up her sleeve for us next!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: I initiated a long, delightful kiss, loosing myself in the pleasure of being in his room and on his bed. I inched over, closer, pressing my body against his. The sweet kiss we started with evolved into something bred of hunger and need. My fingers wound into his hair, holding him close. His hand traveled from my hair, down my body, squeezing, kneading my flesh.
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!
About the Author:
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece of thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept. 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love. Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.Find Danielle at: