Noah Ryan and Jules Doucette had spent every moment of their lives together, first as childhood best friends and later as young lovers. The two had their future all planned out—until one unspeakable decision tore them apart.
Twenty-six years later, Jules is living her life by someone else’s plan. She’s running her mother’s store, living in her mother’s house, following her mother’s rules, and keeping the secrets her mother made her bury.
Then Noah comes home, and any sense of order and structure flies out the window. Noah’s return does more than just stir up old memories—it also forces Jules to see her life in a whole new way and uncover secrets even she didn’t know were hidden. But can the power of first love triumph over years of pain and lies?
Hello my fellow bookworms,
Today’s review won’t be a cheerful one as per usual. This book has an interesting blurb which what lured me into reading it in the first place. But, it saddens me to say that I did not enjoy it as I thought I would.
I’m sorry, I absolutely dread giving low stars and negative reviews but I couldn’t finish this book.
Not that it was written horribly. in contrary, the writing is great but I couldn’t with the characters.
Jules/Julianna, a mother to a senior high schooler (Becca). She who couldn’t possibly act her age and as a mother. Some of her actions were stupid and sore to the brain.
Noah is pretty much the same. He left Jules as a teen. After 26 years, He’s back with a new fiancée and a baby on the way, yet he has this “hurt” and “angry” face whenever he looks at Jules with another man doing whatever.
They’re both 40 something yet behaving like children and don’t get me started with their hypocrisy and overbearing jealousy.. I just couldn’t.
Jules and Noah exchange throwing the blame at one another without owning up to their mistakes.
Needless to say I did not finish with the book, I stopped midway. It was getting hard and heavy for me to go through with it.