Jake Oliver, a typical guy, never expected to fall in love with his best friend’s girl. Jake learned to love her from a far, he watched her constantly and supported her endlessly.
Trish Wilson thought she found the love of her life in Dylan, until tragedy struck and fate decided for her when Dylan died in Afghanistan. Will she survive and get over her fear to love again? Will she find her one? Will her heart ever truly heal?
The tragedy that caused them great sadness also brought them together. Jake’s love for Trish gave her the strength to overcome her fear to love again, while Trish’s love pushed Jake past his guilt. However, when your soul mate’s life is at stake, will they fold in fear or stand their ground? Will they fight to live or prepare to give up? Will they allow fear to break them or will they let love make them UNBREAKABLE.
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
Oh my, where do I even start? This book is so emotional and gripping, that you can’t help but keep reading. The book starts two years in the past with Trish meeting Dylan’s family and friends for the first time. While she is nervous to meet them, she can’t help but to feel some pull toward Jake. Things are great, until Dylan decides to leave the Reserves and go to active duty. He is killed while on deployment and everything changes.
Now, two years later, Jake is ready to make his move. He has been in love with Trish since he met her, but knew he couldn’t do anything about it. When he realizes that Trish loves him too, they begin their life journey together. No, it is not smooth sailing as they both need to let go of the past in order to get to their HEA.
Just when you think things couldn’t get better, they are hit with devastating news. Jake worries it will push Trish away and Trish is worried that she will lose someone else she loves. This is a great story about overcoming your past, bracing for the uncertainty of the future and loving with all your heart.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. It grabs you right for the beginning and you go on a wonderful, sad and love felt journey with Trish and Jake. The author did a great job with the story. She didn’t have unnecessary filler and the story just flowed so well. The other characters in the book were great as well. I honestly think the book would have been lacking something if it wasn’t for them. If you are looking for an emotional read, look no further, Gigi Aceves has you covered. Be warned though, it does have a cliffhanger; however, I don’t think you will be disappointed in going ahead and reading it. We will just need to bug Gigi to write faster so we know what happens!! J
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“Trish, aren’t you going to sit down? Sorry, you can’t get close to our boy, here,” Cody goads me, slapping Jake’s shoulder.
“That’s okay, Cody. I don’t have to be close to him to get a hard reaction.” Putting emphasis on ‘hard’ as I smirk at him.
Without warning, the three boys take their shirts off, and I just about pass out. Well, Tami and Roxy included. I blank out for a while, not knowing what to do next. Damn, I didn’t think of this. Jake is now shirtless in front of me, my traitorous eyes instantly roam to his chest, hard abs, broad shoulders and back to his chest. Holy crap!
“Cat got your tongues, ladies?” Cody chuckles.
Oh no, no cat’s got my tongue! I’m thinking more like my warm tongue wrapping around his hard pulsing dick! Shit! I hate giving head, but my crazed-self strikes again! Best idea…ever!
Jake never makes eye contact, in fact, he’s busy eating his food and talking to Brian about some shit I can’t even understand, because at the moment, my mind is not working properly. Roxy gives me that you-better-do-something look, and that’s all it takes for me to go into action mode.
Roxy stands up and tells me to sit down right in front of Jake, while she takes the seat next to me. This is perfect for what I have in mind. I show Roxy the banana I’m holding under the table, and she gives me a small nod and smile. I start peeling the banana, even before she gives me my signal to start Operation Payback. Right on cue, she gives me the opening I need.
“Trish, you’re not going to eat?” She asks innocently.
“Nah, I don’t feel too well,” I say.
Jake looks at me with concern in his eyes, and what perfect timing. He falls for it, hook, line and sucker! I put the banana very slowly in my mouth, pushing it as far as I could and pulling it out ever so slowly, biting the tip off. I’m looking at Jake the whole time; his reaction is priceless. It takes everything in me, not to laugh. Even the boys are silent; Cody is speechless for a change. Three point shot right here…bam!
“What’s wrong boys, cat got your tongues?” Roxy hollers.
“Trish, put the banana down!” Jake exclaims.
“I want to eat it! What’s wrong with you? Do you want it?” I ask arching my brow.
“Jake, pull your pants down, man! She’s playing dirty! Show her the power drill!” Cody says, trying to coax Jake.
He ignores Cody, since he and I are in a stare down duel, his slightly narrowed eyes locks on mine and his jaw is twitching. I now have in front of me, a very frustrated Jake, who in my estimation is ready to blow a gasket anytime.
I’m a middle child, and no, I don’t suffer from the middle child syndrome. According to my parents, I’m the craziest, and I think, my husband and children agree with them.
Besides the births of my two children, my husband’s successful transplant is one of the most memorable moments of my crazy life! After dealing with two bouts of cancer, my husband served as an inspiration to me and my children. I’m privileged to be married and go on this crazy ride, we call life, with a man who doesn’t know the meaning of giving up.
I’m known as The Crazy Cat Lady, in the Wanted World. Am I crazy? Well, the jury is still out on that one, but I’d like to think I can make one person smile with my craziness.
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