Savannah 'Vann' Kelly knows the pain that love can bring, whether from family or a love lost. Being ripped from her home and forced to leave behind her boyfriend, has caused an ache she's unsure will ever heal.
Five years later, Vann is back. While her day job is kept secret from most, the threat it poses throws her entire world off balance, putting her and those closest to her in danger.
Deke Sullivan’s life has been in a tailspin ever since his brother’s death. Everyone in his life has either betrayed or left him, making him who he is today. But behind his tough persona is still the man that craves the woman who left him all those years ago. One look into those blue-gray eyes sends his heart into overdrive, anger pulsating through him.
Can Deke move past the hurt? Will what became of Vann's life after she left cause greater tragedy? Can first love prevail?
**Please note. This book is for mature audiences only. It contains very sexually explicit material, including a non-consensual sexual scene.**
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We meet Vann on her way home back to Alabama. Coming home she is going to be sharing a house with her childhood friends she had to leave behind all those years ago. She is also looking forward to seeing her first love Deke. But what she doesn't realize is that he might not be happy to see her.
Deke is a owner of a local bar. He is the ultimate playboy. Never plans to settle down and rarely sleeps with the same woman twice. He was hurt many years before by Vann and never wanted to feel that pain again. To him everyone he loves and gets close to leaves. So why bother.
I instantly felt Vann and Deke’s chemistry the moment they laid eyes on each other, and when he kissed her holy hell… HOT… then he opened his mouth and spoke and all I wanted to do was reach through my kindle and smack him. Throughout the story Vann and Deke fight what they truly want, its not until Vann’s life is at stake that Deke realizes she is the only woman he wants and no matter what she his HIS.
“Vann, just remember that, in life, lots of things arent what they seem. Sometimes it takes blind coincidence to pull in your favor. Sometimes it’s pure luck. Other times, it is persistence. Think about what you really want. You never know, this guy could be hiding and not ready to be found quite yet. It could be him and not you.”
I have never been on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who is behind putting Vann’s life at stake and when the author finally showed who they were, man I was so shocked, never saw it coming.
Vann and Deke has to fight for their love, when they finally realize it, is it too late or can Deke save the love of his life?
I give this book 5 AMAZINGLY HUMONGOUS STARS
~ ~Joni's Review~ ~
There isn't a whole lot more that I can say that Meli didn't. We both absolutely loved this book. Once I started reading I couldn't stop. I needed to see Vann and Deke work past what was holding them apart. I needed to know who her stalker was and when he would show up and try to snatch her. Meli got done before so, ya know I HAD to bother her to tell me if I guessed right or not and she just "hmmm'ed" me and wouldn't tell me a thing! I really didn't expect what happened and who was behind it. This is a must read book. The side characters are wonderful and I hope that we see more of them as well as Grams. I absolutely loved Vann's grandmother!!
I also give this book 5 Amazing Humongous Stars!!!
About the author:
Ryan Michele is a mom and wife, who also works full time. Her biggest obsession (besides reading) is collecting paperbacks. When she needed an outlet and escape from feeling like "just a mom & wife," she turned to writing. And while she never set out to become an author, it just sort of happened, and she couldn't be more grateful for those who've read her books.
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