He's loved Tiff since high school--but tragedy has blockaded her heart.
Tyee University football player Riley Black has adored Tiff since high school, but she's never felt the same way. As Riley enters his senior year of college, he's finally moving on and enjoying the perks of being a star athlete. Until one glimpse of Tiff unearths all those old feelings of longing and desire, not to mention the trauma of their shared past.
Tiffani Vernon has been running from her demons for seven years. When she's forced to return to Seattle for financial reasons and attend the same college as Riley, she's confronted with the traumatic event which has shaped her future and scarred her memories of Riley. Tiff struggles to avoid her secret high school crush, but he's not having any of it. He's pursuing her with a relentless determination to prove once and for all, they were meant to be together.
Can love finally heal their wounds or will they succumb to the pain and forever wonder what could have been?
Riley and Tiff stole our hearts early on in other books Jami has written. A great end to their tale. A story full of overcoming obstacles, trusting in love, strength, and family. Looking forward to the new series!
Loved this Book
I am not normally a fan of YA stories, mostly because my kids are in that age range, but I loved this story. I had to know how life turned out for Tiff and Riley. Meeting during a tragic emotional event in high school these kids are all grown up. Tiff is back in Seattle and Riley is living his dream playing college football. He’s never gotten over her, she can’t get beyond her nightmares, will they be able to coexist on the same campus? This was so well written and the story was so pure. I loved getting another glimpse of Coop and Izzy and the family they have created.
This was an awesome installment to this series. It’s a must read and I highly recommend it!
**I received an ARC of this book for an honest review
What an awesome read. Tiff and Riley's story was heart wrenching at times. These were two young people were hiding into plain site from the world. On the surface they were somewhat happy and well adjusted after surviving the tragedy in their past. But in reality they struggled with it daily. It was only through their friendship and love that they were able to come out from behind their masks and truly be themselves.
I loved seeing the shift in their relationship. In the beginning Riley was the strong self-assured one. Through the confidence he had gained by being raised by his Uncle Coop and Aunt Izzy as well as his blossoming college football career, he was able to slowly bring Tiff out of her self-imposed prison. And when it counted, Tiff became his strength. Helping him through a difficult time.
I loved seeing these two grow as individuals and as a couple. It gave me that feel-good feeling after the last page was turned.