From the USA Today bestselling author of Fisher's Light comes a "heartbreaking and hopeful" (AL Jackson) standalone romance about first love and second chances.
How much can a man take before he breaks?
1,843 days. That's how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I'll do anything to get back to her.
Only Shelby Eubanks isn't the girl I left behind all those years ago. She's someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother's ambitions. But I won't give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.
emotional second chance
The Story of Us is a love conquers all, second chance romance read. The leads have been through years of torture. There's lots of manipulation from forces outside of their relationship and also some plain ole crappy luck. Although, they have been around the people equivalent of poisonous snakes, both have good hearts. Both are dealing with physical and mental scars and keeping secrets, and they will do anything to protect each other. Eli and Shelby miss the relationship they once had, but they have to get everything out into the open to salvage what they have. This book is an emotional rollercoaster with some unexpected twists.
The Story of Us
Don’t waste your money. I don’t even know how it had such high ratings. It’s very very very boring.
A Must Read!
I have never read a Tara Sivec book before. Yeah, I know, I’m really late to the game. I’m not sure why I haven’t but when I saw a blurb for The Story of Us, it seemed like something that I would enjoy. I enjoy a good second chance romance while the aspect of it being a military love frightens me. I had a feeling I was in for the ride of my life...and I was right.
As I sat today and read the book, I am in awe of Ms. Sivec. I am completely and utterly heartbroken one minute and then totally in love the next over this story. From the start of the relationship of Eli and Shelby, to where they are when they reconnect is one of pure heartbreak and devastation. Shelby is not the woman Eli left behind. Eli has gone thru things that Shelby could never even imagine. Shelby puts on her fake smile for a man whom she doesn’t love and a mother who is holding her hostage. Eli knows there are so many roadblocks in his way back to Shelby, especially her mother.
Can Eli and Shelby reconnect and find love again? What exactly does Shelby’s mother have to do with their relationship? Can Shelby and Eli truly surpass all the roadblocks in their way?
The relationship between Eli and Shelby is fantastic. Even after all those years apart, you can sense their chemistry is just off the charts. There are so many twists and turns in this book and so many pieces that Eli and Shelby have to put together to find the truth.
Hands down, The Story of Us may be the best military/second chance romance book I’ve ever read. It took me on a rollercoaster of emotions that I have never, ever had while reading a book before. Absolutely amazing.