by Hayley Oakes
Failure wasn’t what Cassidy Sinclair expected when she got married … but that’s exactly what she got.
Instead of getting her happy ever after she is struggling to adjust to living back with her unconventional parents and the chatter of small town gossip.
Desi Cardwell was never known for his interpersonal skills and being back in small town Tolvey, sending the rumour mill into overdrive, was not what he wanted for himself.
Both forced home after a decade away, Cassidy and Desi begin an unlikely alliance when she agrees to train with him at his newly opened gym.
Desi is mysterious, guarded and borderline rude but what he lacks in charm he more than makes up for with his hard body and devilish good looks.
Desi does not need anything to keep him in Tolvey longer than necessary.
Cassidy needs something mind-numbing to help her forget her ex.
Both beautifully broken can they find in each other a light in the dark?
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**I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.**
This is a beautiful story about two broken people. Neither of them has a clue that the other will be what is needed to mend themselves. I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I loved that both Desi and Cassidy learned to heal, together and apart.
I had no clue going in that Desi would be the most tortured of the two and that Cass would be his light at the end of his tortured tunnel. But the way that their relationship grew over the course of this book was so uplifting to read about. I also loved that they both healed outside of each other and made strides to move past their imperfections, especially Cass.
I didn't see somethings coming and I am so glad that truths were revealed in order for Desi and Cass to heal and move forward, even though there was a considerable amount of pain and shock involved. The was this story wound down and ended might not have been satisfying if it was for how well I got to know these two characters. I don't think that it could have been a better ending for the two of them.
There were some minor inconsistencies in the timeline of events but nothing that would distract from he ultimate goal of this story. I really did enjoy reading about these two people and watching the road to redemption so to speak. They both were so much stronger by the end of this book and we so much better at life too.
This is a very emotional and sweet read. It is a great read if you are looking for a feel good endings with quite a few struggles to get there.