Dec 22, 2016
Author: Callie Hart
Format: eBookPublication Date: April 8, 2016
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Twelve years ago, I ran to stay alive.
Port Royal, South Carolina, was my home. I was born there. I fell in love there. And I nearly died there. I never thought I’d go back. Now, after so many years, I have to return to bury the man who made my life a living hell. Some nights, I used to cry myself to sleep, praying my father would die. Other nights were different. Other nights, there was him.
My first confidante. My first kiss. My first love. My first everything: Callan was the glue that held me together when everything else was falling apart. He was my savior. He was there for me whenever I needed him…
Until he wasn’t.
Every night, I’ve seen the love of my life in my sleep.
I just never thought I’d have to face him again.
Twelve years ago, I f*#@ed up big time.
Living life through a camera lens is sometimes easier than dealing with it head on. Scratch that. It’s always easier. For over a decade, I’ve been a master of my art, taking photographs all over the world. Yet despite all of the countries I’ve visited, the amazing things I’ve seen, the beautiful women I’ve screwed, my heart has remained in pieces.
Coralie’s the only woman I’ve ever loved, will ever love. And I’m determined to show her that we’re meant to be together. Even if it means unearthing the bones of the past in the process.
A lifetime and a thousand miles have stood between us.
Now, there’s no length of time I won’t wait, no distance I won’t travel, in order to make her mine.
This book took my heart and made my breath catch. Coralie and Callan are just such fantastic characters. Callie Hart did a fantastic job of making these characters believable, and giving them an ability to tug at the heart. What’s crazy is that I can see why other people might think that Callan is kind of a crass callous person, but really that’s just a wall he built because he’d been hurt. It was unfathomable to me that Coralie could be so put together in the face of everything that she had been through. I do kind of get why it took Callan a little bit to get over the many secrets that Coralie had been keeping. He told her everything, and she kept secrets, granted to keep him safe but that is still a hurtful thing.
This book was fantastic, and I’m breaking my own romance rule and giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Mostly because while at it’s heart it was romance, it didn’t always feel like that. It felt mostly like two people finding their way back to each other as they discovered their own truth.
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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“The present and the future can’t change the past,” he whispers. “But the passing of time makes the pain at our backs less severe. All we have to do is face forward and look into the light. Behind us may be dark, bluebird, but I know it in my bones. There are great things up ahead.”
― Callie Hart