Release Date: February 1, 2022
Synopsis: Be brave. Just for sixty seconds. Twenty breaths. One night changed them both forever. Their lives shattered, beyond repair, with jagged edges and pieces askew. Now, Everly has a chance to make things right. To bring healing to the place where everything fell apart. But it means facing the family her father almost destroyed, and the boy with the dark eyes—now grown—who still haunts her dreams. Just one breath away from having your life ripped out from under you. The last thing Hayes wants is another reminder of all the ways he failed sixteen years ago. When Everly drives back into Wolf Gap, his only mission is to get her to leave. For his family’s sake, and for his own, those demons need to stay buried for good. But everything about this woman is a surprise, from her spine of steel to the sanctuary she hopes to create with the land her mother left behind. And Hayes is powerless to stay away. As a careful friendship sparks into something more, someone watches. And they’ll do anything to tear it all apart…
Review: I just love Catherine Cowles books!! This book was the perfect beginning to a new series, and I cannot wait to find out what happens to all of the characters that we met in this one. I’m so invested in Hayes’ family! I definitely teared up a little bit here and there with the trauma that some of the characters went through, but also happy tears for all the caring and depth they showed each other in moments that were very difficult. I loved Everly’s strength and growth. She was so caring and wonderful despite everything that happened to her. The Hayes and Everly not so meet cute as adults was the perfect start to an hate to love story, and I enjoyed Hayes’ growth after that! Even the growth in their relationship was wonderful. I liked the interactions between all the characters! There was a lot going on with the suspense part, but not an overwhelming amount. Catherine Cowles is a queen of romantic suspense and that’s why she’s become an auto-buy author for me. She does such a good job at weaving a story that’s layered with characters that have emotional depth and ties to the people around them that make you so invested in the whole group of characters. There’s no way I won’t keep going with reading the series. In other words, I absolutely love this book and it was exactly what I needed after reading some not so great books. I sincerely cannot wait for Falling Embers. Seeing how Hadley overcomes her struggles around relationships, and the very apparent sparks we see in this one. I’m also looking forward to seeing the twins more, and how they play into the story as well. This series has so much potential with the characters that were introduced in this first book!
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Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.
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