Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together.
Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her.
But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal.
Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?
*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*
Ever since I read the blurb for this book I knew it was going to be something special, something that would affect me and something that would stay with me - after finishing there in no denying that it was indeed something special, it was something that affected me and something that will stay with me all in the best way possible.
'I know in my heart, I will never, ever get over him. There are some people who own a piece of your heart, your soul. For me, that is Gabe'
Very few books have had the honour of making me sob - I am talking about the ugly tears where any second snot might just run down your face - but this book has that honour and I loved it, Rebecca Shea you have a way with words that is magical, exceptional and truly thought provoking.
"I can't remember a time when I haven't loved you. You have been a part of my life for over fourteen years. When you were younger, it was a different kind of love, but now, it's the kind of love that won't let me breathe if you're not with me. It's the kind of love that makes me not want to live if I can't be with you,"
Gabe and Jess*sigh* I truly fell in love with both of them, consider me the third wheel to the relationship as they have damn well effected me. Jess Lost her mother at a young age and her dad cops with it by throwing himself into work and detaching himself - this leaves Jess to form a bond with her best friend Ava and her family who live next door. Ava and her family take Jess in but Jess has a secret - she has a huge crush on Ava's brother.
Realising her feeling are not one sided Jess and Gabe embark on a relationship filled with sweet and tender moment as well as scenes that will make you blush - that is until the unthinkable happens. When I say the unthinkable I was floored and felt as though my emotions had taken off without me - when something shocks me that much I count that as a sign of a good writer.
He grabs my chin, turning my head so that our eyes meet. “This is real. Don’t ever doubt my feelings for you. For years I’ve watched you, wanted you—waited for you.” He moves his hand from my chin and cups my cheek, “Please don’t be afraid Jess, I promise I won’t ever hurt you.” I nod my head, and let his words ease my fears. “And don’t you ever think you’re not good enough for me, do you understand?” His voice is quiet yet firm.
As a reader I want to get lost in a book, to forget the outside world and be completely overtaken - this book did all of that and so much more. Yes there have been similar storyline's but what makes this so unique is the amazing power of words that Rebecca seems to possess - I have said this time and time again you can have the best idea in the world for a story but if you are unable to tell it to its full potential there is no point in sharing it, and boy did Rebecca know how to tell it.
Such an amazing debut from this lovely lady and I am positively bubbling with excitement to see what she gives us next.
Rebecca Shea lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her first “kid” her beagle, Miles. From
the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for reading and books. Rebecca spends her days
working full-time in the financial industry as a marketing manager. Born and raised in Minnesota,
Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can
be found on the sidelines of her boys football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca
is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margarita’s, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever after’s.