WOW! What a fantastic 2nd chance romance story by Ella James. This is an emotional, touching story that will have you rooting for the main characters in this story.
Marley moves back into her hometown in Alabama to help take care of her very ill mother. The past 10 years has been pretty bad for Marley- first her fiancée lied to her and didn’t tell her that he had a vasectomy, then the IVF she had done worked but she ended up miscarrying. She wants to try IVF again but she is broke because it took all her money to do the IVF to begin with. So she is back home, to help with her mom and build up her funds to try again. Thing is, she arrives in her new place she finds another possibility. Her ex-husband Gabe. The man she left 12 years before and has never really forgotten.
Gabe McKellan had been living in NYC and was back in Fate, Alabama. He is a famous author who moved to Fate a few months back after something happened in his life that has hurt him and shook him up terribly which , as of yet, hasn’t gotten out in the press. He has a lot of things he keeps to himself, secrets- which keeps him aloof and away from the folks of Fate. Because of his secrets, that is also what caused a lot of the problems in his marriage to Marley during the very brief time that they were married. He didn’t trust and he didn’t open up. When Gabe finds out Marley is renting out the top floor of the place he is staying at, he is quite insistent that she needs to leave. He is so insistent about it, he is quite loud. Marley at first gave thought to moving but then changed her mind and thought instead of her being the one to leave like before, he needs to be the one to leave.
There is misunderstandings and miscommunications between Marley and Gabe. It takes few too many drinks to get some things out in the open before there can be an olive branch. From that, we see these two start to really open up and they remember how good things were between them before it went all downhill.
Thing is, Marley wants Gabe. She wants him to father her child. She comes up with THE PLAN. She writes everything out so there is no confusion between them down the road. Gabe then agrees to father her child but things don’t go to plan…and what a ride they go on. There are twists and turns this story takes. There are highs and there are lows. I was completely and totally rooting for this awesome couple to get their HEA. And I have to say, this story gives you FEELS…This story has angst, anger, heartbreak, joy, confusion, tension, drama, passion, and above all, love. This is a story you do not want to miss. Ms. James wrote a story that will capture your heart. I voluntarily reviewed this story that kept me very interested until the end.
My Rating: 4.7 stars *****
“I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."