From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes an epic story about sacrifice, friendship, and the awe-inspiring power of love.
Maggie: Ten years ago, Cash Armstrong stole my heart. Then he promptly joined the army—dragging my best friend with him—and left me crying on the front porch in a red sequined prom dress. Now he's back. They're both back. Cash, the one who still has my heart. And Luc, the one who saved my life.
Cash: How do you know if you’re at the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? That's what I've been trying to figure out since a traumatic brain injury made me "unfit to serve." I'm back in New Orleans, and picking up the shattered pieces of my past means I must confront where my life's journey began... and where it all might end.
Luc: Long ago, Maggie May was mine. Not mine in the way you might think. She was mine because she was my only friend. Then Cash came along and we became brothers by something stronger than blood. We became brothers by choice. When tragedy struck, I was forced to make a decision that changed all our lives. I thought, after ten years, it was safe to come back home. I was wrong...
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Just like a beignet, sweet and addicting
A dynamic and diversified group of characters play out their lives in the very unique and special city of New Orleans. The main characters, Maggie, Cash and Luc have a strong bond of love, friendship, loyalty and respect. They met as teenagers and had an instant connection but, Cash and Luc enlist and become Green Berets and don't speak to Maggie for ten years. Now, they are back and it is awkward because there are secrets and hurts that are hard to ignore. Plus, there is the mysterious missing Dean, a fellow teen that disappeared ten years ago and Maggie and Luc are under suspicion.
This is a mesmerizing story that keeps you wanting for Maggie, Cash and Luc to find their peace, their happiness and their future...which you need to read the following volumes in order to find out how they all fare. The writing is so good you feel as if you are in the French Quarter with this lively bunch and you can't put the book down.
Three friends re-connect, intermixing their past and present. There's a mysterious death, secrets as yet unveiled while feelings between them grow and change. This book sets the stage, whets your curiosity but doesn't leave you hanging, just wanting more.
This one sucked me in to this highly emotional series
This is the first of three volumes in this new series from Julie Ann Walker. It is VERY different from her Black Knights, Inc. series, so don’t dive in with expectations of a fast-paced action-packed romantic suspense. This is a very slow-paced book, introducing you to three estranged childhood friends. Volume one sets the stage and introduces you to the dynamic between the three main characters, Maggie, Cash and Luc. It’s angsty and emotional, so bring the tissues.
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.