Firstly, I’d like to say thanks so much to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and Netgalley for giving me advanced reading on this book.
“Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can’t. And the damage is done. She’s hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there’s a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more–until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he’s right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she’d long buried . . .
Levi can’t believe he’s living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple “sorry” won’t suffice–not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie’s better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she’s so close, Pixie’s heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear–he can’t live without her”.
I love, love, loved this book. It’s a long time since I have started a book and couldn’t leave it down. I was literally hooked from the very first page. The book itself is really well written, easy to devour and has a down to earth nature, especially with the cursing, conversations and sexual tension between the two main characters.
Pixie comes across as delicate, stubborn and quite lonely with an air of independence about her. You can’t seem to help but imagine her as petite, girly and very pretty. Levi on the other hand appears ballsy and brave but with a very soft interior. He is loyal and every woman’s dream man. The two of them together are a beautiful disaster.
I have to give credit where it’s due and say that Chelsea Fine did not play down the co characters. There were equally as loveable and relevant to the story line. Ellen, Pixie’s aunt is lovely and maternal and Jenna, Pixie’s best friend is fierce, individual and very honest.
This book is perfect for New Adult and chick-lit lovers. Even though it has a very serious side full of sadness, guilt and heartache and the majority of the book is based on tragedy it fills your heart with hope and a sense of satisfaction at the end. I routed for the two main characters the whole way through and I’m so glad that the ‘will they, wont they’ nature of the writing wasn’t spoiled throughout.
It gets a massive 5 stars from me. Do yourself a favour and read this lovable, endearing book.