I was warned about Tristan Cole.
Stay away from him,” people said.
It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.
But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.
Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
This book has two main characters : Elizabeth and Tristan. It is told from dual point of view, but you read Elizabeth’s side of the story more.
You learn about Elizabeth first. She is a single mother to Emma who lost her husband in a car accident. She moved in with her mother for a while but decided that she needed to move on with life and moved back into the house she shared with the late husband. When she moves back home, she learns that she has a new neighbor that is quiet and mysterious.
Tristan Cole. It takes longer to learn about Tristan but the adventures you go on to learn about his past with well worth it. Elizabeth and Tristan meet by chance and their first meeting does not go well. Even though Tristan puts on a rough front, Elizabeth can tell that there is a good man underneath the surface.
After a while, Elizabeth and Emma are able to start breaking down Tristan’s shell that is hiding his past. You learn that Tristan lost his wife and daughter in an accident and he is still having a very had time dealing this his pain.
Elizabeth and Tristan don’t instantly fall in love. They fight and bicker. They try to use each other to fill the void that is in their lives, both thinking they can do so without gaining feelings for the other.
At the end of the book, you find out that Elizabeth and Tristan’s lives are tied together in a way they never would have imagined.
I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want to put it down. This book will make you laugh and cry and cry again. This book is set at a pretty good pace and the author does not try to rush the story. As I was reading the book, I kept wanting to know more and more about the characters and their stories. This book touched my heart and I would defiantly recommend it to a friend.
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