Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Whispers From The East
Twenty-year-old Julia Parker has the ideal life. She comes from a wealthy family, has the perfect boyfriend, and plans to spend the summer in Europe. However, nothing is ever what it seems. It has been thirteen years since her mother's unexpected death, and the pain she still feels is something she keeps hidden beneath the surface. But for the second time in her life, everything's about to change.After discovering her boyfriend having an affair with her roommate, she's forced to spend the summer at home. Only, she won't be alone. Recent events have caused an increase in security, and her personal detail is nothing like she expected.At twenty-five, Roman Hayes is one of the youngest in his field. His only focus is his assignment. But when a moment of weakness between him and Julia leads to several more, they are both left to question what is happening between them. Julia soon learns Roman may just hold the answers to the questions she's spent her entire life asking. But when all is revealed, will she be able to handle the truth? More importantly, can she find it in her heart to still love the one person she thought she knew?***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.
Overall, the characters are very likable. Julia has a wonderful relationship with her father and she is more than your normal ‘poor little rich girl’. There is also some mystery surrounding the story: What is Roman hiding (PS-I did NOT guess it!), how did Julia’s mom die? The story builds really well, keeping you in the dark about a lot and only dropping small clues. I liked the slow build of the relationship between Julia and Roman as well (I love a ‘slow burn’ love! It seems so much more realistic to me).
There were parts of the story that felt slow to me and I found myself skimming. However, that could just be me-maybe I was having an ADD day? I also would have enjoyed more suspense or danger; again, maybe thats because I read way to many paranormal books that are like ALL danger. Both of these are personal dislikes and might not affect your enjoyment of the story!