By: Tarryn Fisher
Published: July 21, 2013
Source: Personal Kindle Library
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Note to SelfMY REVIEW:
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn't boast or brag.
There's no arrogance in love;
it's never rude, crude, or indecent-it's not self absorbed.
Love isn't easily upset.
Love doesn't tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I'll fight for her.
Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.
I gotta say - this series is exhausting but this last book takes the cake! Poor Caleb can't catch a break and things go from bad to worse to worse-er (I realize this isn't a proper word - but it's my review and I like it). He and Olivia have been on again and off again for ten years now. Both have married other people. Both have tried to move on from their past - their past meaning each other. They have a love for one another that cannot be rivaled or trumped, but it's also disastrous in a lot of ways.
Olivia is one super guarded woman and she doesn't love easily or return love without a fight. But she also tries to live with integrity and do the right thing even when her heart is screaming at her. Caleb is her kryptonite. Every decision they have made in life since meeting has steered them either toward one another or away from one another. Some love stories are a train wreck that you can't look away from - this is one of them.
A satisfying end to a seriously disturbing relationship. I didn't know whether to root for them or to yell at them to move on already. The bottom line though is that deep love and affection for each other, even through all the lies that have passed between them, is something that neither of them can forget, even though they try everything in their power to do so.
"Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. Love is mean, but it's good. It keeps us alive."
You couldn't get rid of the past. You couldn't ignore it, or bury it, or throw it over the balcony. You just had to learn to live beside it. It had to peacefully co-exist with your present.
Broken people give broken love. And we are all a little broken. You just have to forgive and sew up the wounds love delivers, and move on.
I know, I know, I know that I am the match and she is the gasoline and without each other we are just two objects void of reaction.
Love is a God-given tool... It screws things back in place that were loose, and it cleans out all the broken pieces that you don't need anymore.
Final Rating - 4 stars.