Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.
My Review: 4 stars
What did you do to me with this book Lani!!! And how in the hell am I going to write a review without spoilers!!!
I was very early on in the book when I felt that something was off. I think I knew what was off but I couldn’t say for sure.
Malachi was touch and go with me at times. I felt so bad for him that he didn’t have a memory but I felt he knew there was more going on than he would say.
Frankie…. I felt so bad for Frankie. Losing her fiancé and then having one of his friends some back from the dead. That must have been hard. To know she would never have back what she lost.
I felt that the secrets in this book drew me in. I knew more was going on. I knew it. And when I came out….. I knew I was right!! When Tim explained everything….. I was like “KNEW IT!!!!”
But then something else happens and it had me saying “WTF”.
I know this is a bit different from most of my reviews…..but if I say too much….I’ll tell the secret. And you need to read to figure it out.
I really enjoyed this book. I have wanted to know Malachi story since his appearance in a past book. I like how the book tied with the last books and how it answered some old, burning questions.
About the Author:
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.