RELEASE DATE: June 23th
BLURB: Liam Davis is a man without a past. That’s what he wants everyone to believe, anyway. Hell-bent on erasing any memories of his previous life, he knows that starting over is all he can do. Hiding who he is, where he’s from, why he’s running, and especially who he’s left behind, Liam has run away from everything he’s ever known. His plan works perfectly until one day when Parker Ryan threatens to expose his carefully concealed world.
Parker Ryan is a man without a future. Sure, he’s a partner in one of New York’s most prestigious law firms, but he’ll never be more than a failure in the eyes of his boss, his father. Rather than break away from his father’s standards, he finds himself mindlessly pursuing them, in turn sacrificing anything that would actually make him happy.
When Liam’s and Parker’s lives collide, the ugly truth about who they really are, and who they hope to become reveals itself when they least expect it. As both of their lives become wrecked beyond all belief, they’ll learn how to rely on each other in their journey to become Repaired.
This is the second book of Melissa Collins that I have read, the first “Let Love Live”, left me in a emotional mess! For me, it was a difficult read because it was just so sad – the feelings lingered with me for many days after, but I loved how she wrote it, so when I saw this book, I could not resist.
Liam, is a young man who has been trying for the past 10 years to erase his past. He has now managed to rebuild his life, even though there is still a part of that life he cannot forget and therefore prevents him from having a satisfying love life.
Parker is a young lawyer, working for his father. He’s always looking for approval and affection in a life that stifles and oppresses him.
Both men meet. They learn together that their pasts is something both can learn from and therefore it will allow them to live in the present, rather than let the past dictate their lives.
With the help and love of Parker, Liam begins to understand that what happened to him does not define the person who he is and equally, Parker understands that his relationship with his father is futile – it’s nothing! and with the aid and love of Liam, he will stand on his own, he doesn’t want or need his father.
There was the right amount of angst, I liked the alternating POV that allows you to get into the minds of both characters and experience the story from all perspectives.
Even the secondary characters were well defined, including the ones that only made a brief appearance, they were so realistic.
This is a story about hope and second chances.