Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Kiss the Girl
From USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec comes an emotional, breathtakingly romantic new book about the power of first love and the promise of second chances.
How much can a man take before he breaks?
1,843 days. That's how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I'll do anything to get back to her.
Only Shelby Eubanks isn't the girl I left behind all those years ago. She's someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother's ambitions. But I won't give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.
Ugly cry alert! Oh my gosh! I started with just a few tears and then before I knew it, my nose was running and my eyes were swollen. This book broke my heart so many times with its pain, devotion, and utter determination to ensure love prevails!
Eli and Shelby come from different backgrounds: she, a senator’s daughter and he, a worker in their home. They have a secret romance that lasts 6 months. Shelby goes off to college, and when she returns she discovers he joined the Marines. Shelby assumes he has moved on and forgotten her. Without him, she stops pursuing her dreams and bows to her mother’s pressure. But, after over 5 years in captivity, Eli is back to reclaim the love of his life. But, Shelby is NOT the same girl. Eli is determined to remind her of who they were! Serious swoon people!
Eli is on a mission to save Shelby. Its very metaphoric since she was what kept him going when he was being held captive. However, a lot has happened in 5 years. Figuring out how to get through to Shelby is not an easy puzzle to solve and there are so many traps in their path I thought I might scream! After all they have been through I didn’t want it to be this difficult for them to be together! I wanted to strike down all those who got in their way. I was feeling very protective of these two. I think my feelings were stronger for Eli because he was one of the most amazing characters I have read (Like, to me, he is up there with Archer Hale!).
If you love second chances, military heroes, and a love that will overcome all, The Story of Us is a book you need to put on your TBR today! Bring lots of tissues though because you will cry, and if you don’t, its possible you should have your doctor check your heart because it must be black!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: Yes
- Trope: second chance, secret relationship
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler