by Jude Ouvrard
This is the first book that I’ve read from this author.
This book.. It had me from the 1st page. I could not put it down. I don’t know what I was expecting when I started to read this book… It really took me by surprise. A good surprise.
This book is about 3 friend that share an incredible bond.
2 best friends growing up together Remy & Carter. They join the Army. In the Army they meet Avery. She too was in the Army. Right from he start Carter steps up & claims Avery as his. Avery & Carter start a relationship. Remy keeps quite & becomes best friend with Avery too.
The 3 of them have been this way for 10 yrs.
Ok… This book was just spot for me. I just loved how the author builds up the characters that you feel like you know them & you just feel their emotions.
Right from the start Avery & Carters love comes through. You know how much they love each other.
You also feel kind of bad for Remy. Cause you know he’s keeping a secret from his best friend & the person he loves.
But… He kept it all in. He wanted the 2 people most important in his life to be happy. I loved that about Remy!
Ok.. Now the very utterly sad part of this book…
I’m not giving anything away when I say Carter dies. I’m not going to tell you how he dies. Obviously, it says in the synopsis he died in combat.
I knew it was coming. I could feel it… But…it still caught me off guard. I was soooo sad! I think what made it even sadder for me was how Remy was holding on to Carter & talking to him…
Ughhh.. Tears in my eyes!!!
(I’m still trying not to cry!! I had to put my kindle down…& take a breath.
At this point… We haven’t even gotten to Avery!…
Once she found out Carter died… I was crying like a baby!!!
Both Remy & Avery leaned on each other to get through that horrible times in their life.
For Avery she was grieving her other half & for Remy… He was grieving his best friend… But also too.. He was dealing with his overwhelming feelings for Avery.
I loved the pace of the book. I felt everything happened at the right and appropriate times.
There was only one part of this book I didn’t care for & it was Avery’s boss Liam.
I really wasn’t feeling Liam’s part in this book. It almost felt like it was thrown in.. Especially, at the end. Liam’s whole part just felt weird to me.
But other than that.. This book was really fantastic.
I laughed… I cried…. I loved it!!
Would I read more books by this author….
Yes!! I would!!!
French is her native language, but she prefers to write in her second language, English.
Besides working full time and being a mother, Jude has a passion for books, both reading and writing them.
Her first novella is coming out at the end of July. It will be part of a beach reads called Heat Wave.