The last time I saw Nevada Kane, I was seventeen and he was loading his things into the back of his truck, about to embark on a fourteen-hour drive to the only college that offered him a full ride to play basketball.
I told him I’d wait for him. He promised to do the same.
But life happened. I broke my promise long before he ever broke his. And not because I wanted to.
We never saw each other again …
Until ten years later when Nevada unexpectedly returned to our hometown after an abrupt retirement from his professional basketball career.
Suddenly he was everywhere, always staring through me with that brooding gaze, never returning my smiles or “hellos.”
Over the years, I’d heard that he’d changed. And that despite his multi-million dollar contracts and rampant success, life hadn’t been so kind to him.
He was a widower.
And a single father.
And rumor had it, he’d spent his last ten years trying to forget me, refusing to so much as breathe my name … hating me.
But just like a rebound, he’s back.
And I have to believe everything happens for a reason.
3.5 Stars Review
This book definitely hit some hard emotions for me. I am not sure how to feel about this book. I love second chance romance but to lose 10 years with someone because you refused to let them explain themself seems childish to me. I completely understand where Nevada hurt and betrayal is coming from but after hearing why Yardley did what she did at 19 years old I would have done the same thing. I don’t think that you should think/act the same at 29 like you did when you were 19. That being said I freaking love Yardley. She has a heart of gold, speaks her mind and has picked herself back up numerous times and still is there for people, even the ones who push her away and hurt her. Maybe sometimes fate has other plans for us and when we finally get our happy for now ending we appreciate the long hard road it took to finally have it all.
The more I think about this book the more I appreciate the characters and their emotions and what they went through. I think that everyone will be able to relate to Yardley and Nevada’s story and sympathize with them. Even after 10 years the pain you pushed away has the ability to come back and remind you what you have been missing!
This was my first book by Winter Renshaw and I loved her writing style. I read this book in one sitting and couldn’t put it down.
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