Warning: This review contains spoilers! If you haven’t read book one surprises from that book will be ruined by reading this review. You have been warned. 😉
Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entangled history is about to test the strength of their relationship
Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her “Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.
River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain. But how many times can one broken heart be mended? Will River and Dahlia be able to stay together or will they be torn apart?
River and Dahlia are a happy couple. They’ve found each other and want nothing more than to be together for the rest of their lives. They’re on their way to their own wedding when Dahlia gets a phone call from Grace – the woman she considers here second mother – telling her that she MUST see her immediately. Once Dahlia and River get to Grace’s place Dahlia sees what the importance is when her dead fiancé Ben comes walking out of the kitchen. Dahlia is confused and pissed, as you would expect, and doesn’t know what to think about the appearance of Ben.
River is livid. His life is being turned upside down by a dead man and he’s not sure what to do to make it right again. Dahlia ends up disappearing at one point and he’s not sure where she is. When he finds out she was at her old house – that Ben now has possession of – he freaks (even though Ben wasn’t there at the time). When she goes to help Ben’s nephew who needs help with his drug addiction, Ben is there and when River finds out he freaks. Does Dahlia still love Ben? Is he losing her to him? River just doesn’t know and their relationship is suffering because of it.
This was a much better read than book 1. While I liked that book it was a ton and a half of sex and I love you’s. This had our main couple settled, more or less, and their faith in each other and their relationship is shaken with the reappearance of Ben. I think it’s totally understandable how both River and Dahlia were reading situations wrong but nothing that a huge dose of communication wouldn’t have solved.
During this time Ben is back and finds himself floating back into a life he thought he’d never see again. He stupidly assumed that he would come back and things with Dahlia would immediately start off where they had left them but they obviously didn’t. He’s confused and frankly willing to try anything to get her back. Dahlia’s not hip with that plan at all and I loved how she told him so time and time again. He was just a bit thick-headed.
Also, throughout the story River is dealing with his feelings about touring. His band is due to go on tour and he doesn’t want to. He’s just not feeling it and he’s torn as to what he should do – go and tour and be miserable or not go and make his band mates miserable. He just doesn’t know.
The end was quite nice and I liked how the author wrapped things up for us. Dahlia and River truly are a great couple together once they get out of their own way. lol I’m curious to see what the next book has to offer as we get Xander’s story (River’s brother). Overall a good story and I’m glad I read it.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5
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