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Publisher Description

The love that never came to be, the letter that ruined it all, and the secrets that shred and heal...

Rain Noles left Sterling Shore expecting the man she loved to come after her. When he didn't, her world fell apart, and she pieced it together by pretending he no longer mattered.

Dane Sterling watched his best friend leave, but he didn't realize she was walking out of his life. Now she's back in Sterling Shore, and he realizes quickly he's not over her.

But too many questions remain unanswered, and too many secrets threaten to keep them apart.

September 21
C.M. Owens
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Ms-almaraz ,


Some books take forever to get into. I am by far a reader but every since I read the first book I've been addicted!

Tetris Luvr ,

Hard to love

I would’ve given it 5 stars because I love the writing style (and this series) however, I find it difficult to love the female lead in this one.

I believe that Dane and Rain do belong with each other but I find them quite hypocritical (at times) and disingenuous. Rain.. is unnecessarily cruel to her sister and the first time I read this, I found myself groaning at times, leading me to put down the phone and saving the read “for later”.

I am up-to-date with the whole series but Rain (by far) is the least likable for the sake of lack of development. Usually CM Owens is good at portraying character depth into both leads but Rain’s journey felt more along the lines of letting herself be defined by the rejection of a man, while simultaneously giving no light as to why she hated her sister so much. There’s reason to dislike a sibling (as anyone with a sibling could agree with) but the way she allowed everyone to treat her was terrible. People can’t be this way without a reason and though one was given in the read- it sure wasn’t a good one.

I don’t know how many books will be in this series but please refrain from writing one-dimensional characters who are just inexplicably “hated” for something so mundane (eg. Billy, Tria, Fiona).. it would be a better read if they weren’t just inserted into the storyline to progress a plot point for the sake of “needing a villain”. Antagonists aren’t born evil- things happen and they slowly mature into this “villain” and that often takes a lot of time. Just a bit of constructive criticism. Be patient. Write. Then read. 🙇🏻‍♀️📚


Five stars

I really like this book. I like how there is a kid involved who makes everything just so cute. I like how there are a lot of chapters that can actually be really funny, some of them even made me laugh tears.

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