When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.
Or that it would end so painfully.
Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.
As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?
The first few pages gave me the impression that the story was going to be boring but I felt like reading more and I am so glad I did. Actually this is a book about forgiveness, second chances and about how strong the bond of friendship and love can be.
The book was well written and the plot was way more than interesting. I loved how she had these flashbacks. They were helpful to understand what was going on in Michael’s head and thanks to them the story had a flow.
I loved Lauren’s character so much! She is the kind of woman I wanna be by that age. She was sending me vibes of admiration in the whole story. I really think she is my favorite character ever. When she introduced Adam to us, I was afraid that there was going to be a love triangle and that I was going to like Adam more than Michael but thank god this never happened. As for Michael and Erin… I found BOTH of them adorable and I was thankful that Erin’s character existed.
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts for the past twelve years while moonlighting as a writer, mom, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.
If you catch her when she’s feeling sophisticated, she’ll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she’ll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry’s, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.
Glenn is the author of the contemporary romance novels Back to You, Emancipating Andie, and Coming Home. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org