My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳Second chance romances, in a small town with a well known famous hockey player who used to be your true soul-mate don’t come every so often, but when fate puts you together in unwanted circumstances, you do not question it…
➳As many know, my love for Helena Hunting is not obscured and I embrace it in any way possible. It’s also not a secret that her charisma is one that I adore as well since she is my favorite rom-com author out there. Well, to my surprise with her new novel, the anticipation of getting to read another rom-com went down the drain, in a very good way of course. This angsty, raw, passionate, and at the same time charismatic romance delivers to Helena’s readers the true meaning of what one may consider a second chance romance. When Ethan and DJ aka Lilah meet as kids, they become the best of friends and very familiar with each other when it comes down to family and getting to thoroughly know one another. Once they start dating, Lilah and Ethan become inseparable, something that I find rather endearing to read. Friends to lovers romances have always been my favorite, so it’s no exception that Helena’s newest novel will attract the minds and attentions of her readers with this benevolent love story.➳After years of being separated, due to the circumstances of Ethan following his NHL career, and Lilah staying behind in their home town trying to find her ideal future in the pre-med world, both individuals are encounter once again by fate bringing them together in an undesirable situation. As they learn the truth of their separation, hearts are broken, opinions are changed, the truth is revealed through the power of raw satisfaction and familiarity between Ethan and Lilah, something you rarely read in a second-chance novel. Ethan is a powerful individual that possesses the inner ability to conquer Lilah’s feelings and body reactions in all the very familiar ways. Everything about this romance novel is the ideal perfection of what a sweet, endearing, and tender masterpiece should be;
“I was trying to be logical, because God knows nothing about the way I loved you was rational…”
➳Finding out their inner feelings, those raw feelings that they were not able to express for the past eight years, sprout once they interact first as friends, leading on to lovers that cannot get enough of each other. Helena’s writing will never stop amazing me, but it will sure leave the reader with a flabbergasted expression at how wonderfully exciting her writing can be. In every possible way, this is a romance novel you cannot miss.
➳Overall, one cannot go wrong with reading this new stand-alone romance. Helena brings new couples to the pages of a fictional world that will forever have you wanting more and more, crave that individuality that indulges you to the page. If you have not read any of Helena’s novels before, than that’s alright as there are no spoilers in regards to any other of her romance stories. There is one thing that I did encounter in the midst of reading this new novel, something that took me off-guard but also made me smirk at what Helena did. (view spoiler)[She mentions Alex Waters and Randy Ballistic, two of her mains from the Pucked series (hide spoiler)] Meaning to spice it up and letting her reader’s know about her new upcoming novel maybe? We shall wait and see to find out!➳ARC kindly provided by my favorite publicist at Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review with a PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY coming soon…
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NTY and USA Today Bestselling author of The PUCKED Series, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance to romance comedy, sports romance and angsty new adult romance.