Published: October 24, 2018
This is the second book in Krista Sandor’s Langley Park series. I found myself not wanting to put this book down. Like I thought about it at work. Hell it even invaded my dreams! That’s how engrossing this one was. This novel is a second chance romance for a couple that never truly got a real first chance. They loved each other but never moved on that until it was much to late. The book starts out in the past and it stays there for a couple of chapters which I think is enough to give sufficient background.
Em McCaslin is a world famous violinist. Well, she was. Until her one and only night partying as a high schooler left her with no memory of the night and her ring finger cut to the bone. She blamed her best friends Zoe and Michael for the accident and since they both left her alone in a place she had never been before it was kind of their fault. Now it is years later and she is back in Langley Park to help her father sell his house. Everyone thinks it was her fault that she couldn’t play anymore and maybe they are right but she cannot remember what happened that night. So she is on a quest to find out what happened that night so long ago that changed the course of her life.
Michael has been eaten up with guilt about Em for so long that when she is finally home he doesn’t know what to do. She won’t talk to him and she is different than the Em he knew and loved. Even though she is determined to avoid him he will stop at nothing to breach her walls. As she softens to him he needs to think of a way to keep her home. After the house is sold she is supposed to head back to Australia. But plans can change just like feelings of animosity can change. The hatred and resentment morphs into love and passion between these two. Only the mystery of that fateful night still remains and may tear them apart.
This novel was really good. There were a lot of hurt feelings around each character and the mystery that kept them apart. I was also quite upset that instead of the ER thinking that something had happened to her or that she had been drugged they just assumed that she was the one who had taken drugs and had gotten out of control. Like really? It’s the 21st century don’t automatically lay the blame with the victim. But I guess that’s also what made this book more like real life. All in all you need to check this book out and continue with the series. I promise you won’t regret it!
—“They’re just super, banana slug slow.” -Kate about her grandparents—