When she was a little girl, Remy Archer fell in love with Hyde Fuller at first sight. He was the only thing she could see for a very long time. For Remy, it never mattered that Hyde was always too serious and always seemed so sad. To her, he was the very best, and the center of her entire world. She never dreamed he would let her down when she needed him the most.
Now Remy is a semi-reasonable adult, one with a better understanding of why her intense feelings scared Hyde away and why he left her when she was at her lowest point. She's moved on, and if anyone asks she's perfectly happy with the chaotic and adventurous life she's built. She's also really proud that she's still around to experience all the best and worst that surviving something deeply traumatic has to offer. The last thing she needs or wants, is Hyde coming back and taking over her every thought and feeling the way he once did. Unfortunately, the two childhood friends, turned complete strangers picked the exact same time to come home to search for a little redemption.
When he was a little boy, Hyde Fuller wanted nothing more than to protect Remy Archer from everything, including herself. She gleefully took up every moment of his free time and every ounce of his patience. Hyde was so intent on keeping her safe, he didn't realize how deeply Remy had worked her way into his heart.
Now that Hyde's facing the biggest challenge and biggest change of his entire life, he deeply regrets walking away from Remy. The way Remy loved him used to terrify him, but now, it's the way he loves her that scares him to death.
History has a bad habit of repeating itself, and Remy has a knack for turning even the most simple of situations end over end. This time Hyde is determined to stay by her side no matter what, even though his love for Remy is going to change more than just his life this time around.
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a million stars
2nd Gen series have become my absolute favorite trope. There’s something so amazing about seeing beloved characters in a whole new light while really getting to know the little babies you met in Gen 1. This series wasn’t even one that I thought would ever happen but I am so incredibly happy that it did. Marked Men is one of my favorite series of all time. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve read Rule and Rome but I barely have to read the book to know what’s on the page.
At times this book is really angsty and traumatic. Others were filled with strength, resilience, and empowerment. Remy and Hyde had so much baggage and so much between them that I was expecting sooooo much angst but while this is definitely a roller coaster, this story felt emotionally balanced. I loved every single second of this book and I can’t wait for whatever comes next.
It does talking about mental health which I LOVE. I love when authors deep dive into mental health. Makes you feel seen. (at least for me) but I love the book. The story line and the older generations involvement in it is great. I love the support and love that just radiates off of the book and all the characters.