Blurb: Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can’t. And the damage is done. She’s hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there’s a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more-until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he’s right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she’d long buried . . .
Levi can’t believe he’s living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple “sorry” won’t suffice-not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie’s better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she’s so close, Pixie’s heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear-he can’t live without her.
Review: Funny. Sad. Sweet. Heartbreaking. Warm. Tragic. Beautiful.
This book just kind of takes you everywhere and pulls it all out of you. One of the best romances I’ve read in a really long time. Especially a new adult romance (which is typically not my favorite anyway).
I don’t rave about books, even ones I like. I nitpick and point out even the little things that bugged me no matter how much I liked it or how well written. This book? It deserves raves.
The characters were amazingly done. Both twisted and broken, but still so full of sweet and love. They tug on your emotions on every level. Even more rare for me, I fell in love with them both right away, even before I knew a tiny fraction of their story. And that story… holy cow, did Ms. Fine get it all so very right. I went from laughing at their antics to being on the verge of tears for them as more of them gets revealed.
This is just a beautifully written story that is going to stick with me for a very long time.