Blurb: Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
My Thoughts: Holy cow I don’t even know where to start! Colleen literally rips your heart out and shoves it back in with everything she has. This book hit a little to close to home for me from the start to the end. I can’t say too much on that without giving away most of plot line. I will tell you that Lily is a girl with a dream and has finally met someone who makes her believe that she can do it. And as fate would have it she is able to. We watch Lily go through a lot in this book. From her childhood to being an adult. Most people say the cycle repeats itself cause we let it, let me tell you I almost fell victim to that in my last marriage, thanks to good friends and my sister I was able to see what I was doing and what was going on. Lily believes she is doing the right thing. But when the past smacks her dead in the face she rethinks everything. I can’t blame her at all, Atlas was her grounding piece that she needed and she was his savior. Time changes nothing and everything all the same. This book is a book everyone needs to read!