When my husband Oliver died, my life ended. My purpose, my passion, my everything bled out with him on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Ollie was an organ donor. His eyes, his brain, his lungs, his heart…parts of my Ollie went out and saved lives.
Then his heart, beating in another man’s chest, found its way back to me, and I found myself faced with an impossible choice: hold on to the pain and beauty of the past and the memory of the man I loved, or reach for a bold new future, knowing each heartbeat will be a reminder of all I’ve lost.
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I wasn’t supposed to live past thirty.
My grandfather died at forty-five. Heart failure.
My father died at thirty-eight. Heart failure.
The doctors told me my whole life that I wouldn’t see my thirty-first birthday. My heart was going to give out. It was just a matter of time: a rare blood type and an unusually large heart meant essentially zero chance of a transplant.
I proved them all wrong…by dying on my thirty-first birthday.
And then I woke up, alive, with another man’s heart inside my chest, and his widow on my conscience.
I spent my whole life preparing for death, and now I have to learn how to live. Only, as I soon discovered, living is the easy part.
Loving, and allowing myself to be loved…well, that’s a whole lot harder.
This is a standalone second chance romance like you’ve never read before.
Im torn between giving this book 3 stars and 4 stars, this story is good and i did enjoy reading it. But from the blurb and the tough subject matter within this book i did expect to feel more, to have my emotions in turmoil to have moments where i had tears running freely. Im sad to say i didnt feel much emotion at all, if any. The story was sweet and sad at times but it didnt pack the emotional punch i was hoping for, im a sucker for a really gripping emotional book.
The characters are really likeable even Lock, before he had the huge turn about in his life was a guy that you could understand why he acted the way he did.
Lock and Naill have a wonderful chemistry and the sex is off the charts good. I really loved how Lock made such a huge change in his life.
A nice read but i was hoping for a crazy emotion filled roller coaster of a book but it kind of fell flat from what i thought i was getting from the blurb.