Date Published: 11/27/13
Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.
When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and moves to another city, he promises Evie
that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.
Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?
THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY LEO. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
This book is all about love, forgiveness, and finding the best in you.
The first thing I love about this book are the characters. Both Evie and Leo are broken. They have had terrible childhoods. Abusive parents, drunk boyfriends, being beaten up, sexual abuse you name it they have faced it. Evie is one of the most sweet heroines I have encountered. I love her voice. She tells the most beautiful stories and cares for the people around her. I love that she is a great person at heart. Most importantly I love that she is hardworking. Despite not going to college and being a housekeeper, she still maintains her morals.
Leo is a great book boyfriend. However, I have got to say that his lies really bugged me. His stalker personality in the beginning of the book irked me. I felt that he was being really creepy and personally I would’ve gotten a restraining order. But I do understand his reasons. When they are revealed, I just want to cry for this boy. This boy has gone through so much. Even worse things that no boy should have seen. He still loves Evie and that is just amazing. He cares for the people he loves. Man, I just felt so sad for him but he has such a great personality. I also love that he is not perfect. He has made mistakes, but I think he redeems himself.
My only issue with the book is the pacing of the plot. I feel that Evie jumps in to the relationship with Leo too fast. It’s like way to fast. But maybe it is a short novel. I feel that there is a tad bit of instal-love. So for you instal-love dislikers, I don’t think you will like this book too much because it does last for the first half. The romance is great between the two. I was literally rooting for them inside my heart.
Otherwise, this book is a really good read. I would recommend it to people who love sweet romances with the soul mates concept in addition with difficult topics touched upon. I will give this book four stars due to the insta love in the first half.