USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa pens an emotional, heartbreaking romance duet where soulmates can’t be together and everything around them tears them apart.
I found it (him) at the bookstore.
He was six foot four, lanky, blue-eyed.
Jacob Decker was goofy, handsome, and cheesy.
There’s no better way to describe him.
But what can I expect of an eighteen-year-old boy who’s lived under a rock all his life?
I’ll let you into a little secret.
I had no idea what to expect.
We were each other’s first everything.
But the fantasy lasted only a semester.
Soon I had to move away.
A few years later, he was a rockstar, and I was…
Grasping for a lifeline.
The problem with first loves is that they never leave you.
But they never come back, do they?
Almost Strangers is the first novel in the Somehow Everlasting duet, a Decker Family Novel. This book ends on a cliffhanger that'll change everything...
The Somehow Everlasting Duet is based on Jacob Decker and Pria Walker's story. Part of this duet was released as Uncharted.
Almost Strangers is the beginning of Jacob Decker and Pria Walker’s love story. Jacob and Matt are at the college book store when Pria catches Jacobs eye. He instantly knows that she is the one for him. Pria isn’t so sure that he isn’t crazy, but eventually becomes his friend. Pria has a lot going on at home and has always been home schooled. This semester of college is her chance for a normal life outside of the craziness of her household. Jacob and Pria fall in love hard and fast. They’re only together for a short amount of time before Pria disappears and Jacob is left heartbroken. This book is aBout finding your first love and experiencing your first heart break. I felt awful for both characters and I’m looking forward to reading the next book to see how their story plays out.
The beginning of this duet took me a bit to get into but I think I was just resisting the angst I knew was going to come. These Deckers are a gut punch you don't see coming.
Jacob and Pria absolutely broke my heart in a way that I thought even the happiest of happily ever afters wouldn't help me get over it. The first part of this duet made me insanely happy that I could dive right in to the conclusion.
Part one of an angst ridden duet
Listen, I love a good angsty book as much as the next reader...but yikes!! Jacob and Pria ought to have their pictures next to this word in the dictionary, cuz there's a lot to unravel. They are also the poster children for insta-love, Jacob more so than Pria, and I'm honestly not sure how I feel about it. I get that Jacob is very new to the outside world, being homeschooled all his life, not to mention "protected" from the media for who his parents are. But he definitely comes off a bit stalkerish with Pria. While she, on the other hand, can't decide if she want to be a grown-up and live a bit more independently while at college, or tow every line her very controlling mother writes in the sand. Did I get it, yes. Did I always like it...no. And let me clarify that it wasn't the book or writing I didn't like...I absolutely was captivated by the story. It was the parental units and how they treated their children for years that I take big issues with. Jacob and Pria were just trying to find their way in the whole new world that they are living in. Mistakes were made, communication was lacking but I still felt their connection and their growing love. Then came the cliffhanger...lol. Thank goodness Claudia Burgoa did not torture us by making us wait even a single day for the conclusion to Jacob and Pria's story. Grab both Almost Strangers and Strangers in Love and have yourself a binge reading party!