I think the author, Amy Daws, describes this book better than anyone. In an e-mail she sent to me and some fellow bloggers, she stated that, “It’s so…sigh.” Truer words were never spoken!
What’s it About?
Life is a series of reoccurring ripples in time.
The moment I saw her…something shifted.
The moment my lips touched hers…life got messy.
The moment my heart got involved…everything changed.
Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength.
She is my test.
At a time when I should be focusing entirely on myself, this radiant woman with a bright, cheeky smile and a cracked sense of humor waltzes in and spins everything on its axis.
Vi has the potential to make me weak at a time when I’m determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am.
She’s everything I am not…yet somehow, she sees through my darkness.
She doesn’t see me as broken.
She sees me as the man I’m fighting so hard to be.
The man that I’m still struggling to see myself.
I feel like if there was ever a fictional character in desperate need of one of my hugs, it would be Hayden. It’s been one year since that one moment: when Hayden attempted to kill himself. He’s now sober, and believes he’s turned his life around. However, his therapist gives him a challenge (sort of becoming a theme in this series) to tell one stranger his whole story. Enter Vi.
When Hayden and Vi first interact…OMG love it! There’s a spark between them. An intense heat which Hayden doesn’t want to admit he feels, so he gets broody and angry until he can’t stand it anymore! This tends to result in the two of them pushed up against a wall for a delicious make out session.
5, 4, 3, 2…1
Yes, there is amazing chemistry between Hayden and Vi. Yes, there are amazing sex scenes. Yes, I wish I could eat ice cream out of the divots of Hayden’s abs. But the true brilliance of this novel was in the countdown.
Hayden shares with Vi the last 5 days leading up to his suicide attempt. It was overwhelming to read this tragic and heartbreaking lead-up, showing how such a seemingly strong character had once given up on life, and tried to end his pain. Hayden is shocked that instead of pushing her away, his countdown actually brings the two of them closer together.
Throughout this novel, we see how life is full of life-changing moments; some good, some heart-wrenchingly terrible. However, in order to truly live life, one must focus instead on those good moments that take your breath away. They are the ones that help you get through the difficult ones.
For Hayden, the last four years of his life since his sister’s untimely death have only been filled with bad moments. One after the other. A build-up which eventually became too much for him to bear, so he tried to leave this world altogether. Since Vi entered his life though, he’s finally started seeing the good moments again. Because of her, he’s finally started living again.
*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*
Series: Lost in London, book 2. You should definitely read these books in order, starting with the London Lovers series. They’re all amazing!
Should you read it? In my opinion, this was definitely one of the best of the entire London Lovers/Lost in London series. It covers some intense subjects, but there’s also a decent amount of humor woven in as well. From Vi’s over-protective footballer brothers, to her ball-sniffing dog Bruce. Oh, and did I mention it’s sexy as hell?!
Smut Level: These two exude passion and chemistry. Just gotta love the amount of biting kisses, groping, thrusting and spankings going on in this book. It’s so…sigh!
Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $3.99 Kindle Price. Stars Hollow Publishing. 278 Pages.