ALL WE WERE by Elisabeth Grace & Michelle Lynn is now LIVE!
Will I ever stop hurting the one person who’s never hurt me?
I’ve done things I can never undo.
No matter how much I wish I could, sometimes the wounds I inflict are too deep, too catastrophic, too septic to heal.
As I look into the eyes of the only man I’ve ever loved I know I’ve gone too far. I’ve finally crossed the line.
Even if he knew my reason for doing this, he’d never forgive me.
He always puts my needs before his own.
Now it’s my turn to protect him.
None of that matters though because the betrayal and disgust in his eyes comes from deep within his soul. There’s no coming back from this.
He will forever be tormented by what he’s seen, and he will never forgive me.
The last fragment of my heart to hold out hope that we’d share a future, withers and dies.
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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
What did I just read? A romance or a train wreck, because this book could be described as both. It’s been quite some time since I read a book with two such highly relatable characters as Lilah and Jimmy. Friends since they were in diapers. Both raised by evil fathers. They were all each other had throughout their childhood. They did everything they could to make their dreams come true, eventually heading to Hollywood to pursue their respective careers.
They both left their pasts behind, only one of them could never really leave it behind and carried it around like a weight on their shoulders. Considering what they had survived, I really can understand why they went down the rabbit hole the way they did.
The darker side of Hollywood is showcased during this book; alcoholism, drug addiction and prostitution. Some people will do anything to get what they crave and I witnessed these very lengths. Wolves nipping at the heels of the innocent just trying to survive through the day in the City of Angels, there are no angels in this book though, only monsters and demons linger.
Lilah and Jimmy are as perfect for each other as they are imperfect. She has relied on him to be her safe haven for many years that I always worried that she would cease to function if he were ever not to be in her life.
As for Jimmy, he has sacrificed so very much for Lilah and their relationship. A relationship that is far past friendship but not nearly enough for him, even though he can’t walk away from Lilah. Walking away would be akin to tearing his heart out. He even says that he doesn’t know where he ends and she begins.
‘I sense the day coming, the day when I’ll have no choice but to dislodge the anchor or me and let him move on with his life. I owe him that much at least. But I can’t bear to think of how hollow my life will be without the one good thing I have left in it. One day I’ll find the nerve.’
They have enough fuel and a spark large enough to engulf the world and this is exactly what they do when the bottom of their world falls out and they spiral into a place neither can follow.
These authors who may I add had an air of familiarity in their writing, turn out to have another pen name that I have read and adored. You ladies are super sneaky and I love you for it. This book is not like their other pen names books, and I can understand why they would change names because of this. And oh yeah, the ending was enough to make me scream. Nice work ladies, April 4th cannot come soon enough. Argh.
ALL WE ARE is coming 25th April
Coming face-to-face with my past changes EVERYTHING.
I’m at the top of my game. All my struggles have finally paid off. Life should be great.
I mean, life is great.
Except for the fact that I can’t stop thinking of her. The woman who mangled my heart into a bloody pulp and never looked back.
If I could free myself of our shared memories, my future would be golden.
There’s only one way to move on—I have to confront the past, so I can move into the next chapter of my life in peace. Which means confronting her for the final time.
I had no idea that knocking on her door that day would turn my life upside down.
ABOUT ELISABETH GRACE:
USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never too busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others.
For more of the lowdown feel free to visit her author website at http://www.Elisabeth-Grace.com
ABOUT MICHELLE LYNN:
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.
She loves all thing romance and cries at happy endings!
Visit her at www.michellelynnbooks.com