Author: Mindy A. Carter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2015
Keegan was my world since I was six years old. When he walked out of my life, I was certain I would never see him again. He broke my heart, but truthfully I only have myself to blame. Now I’m looking into his incredibly beautiful blue eyes. He came back into my life as quickly as he left. Both of us have changed over the years, but I can’t imagine living another day without him.
My name is Aimee, and this is the story of how I lost and found my best friend and love of my life. The journey may be tough but there is no denying that Keegan, and I were destined to be together. He rescued me the day we met and had always been my prince charming. One thing I’m sure of, I’m not letting my happily ever after get away this time.
I received an ARC of this book from Between The Sheets Promotions in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s release promotions.
As a debut novel, this was a good one. Of course, a lot of people love the premise of this book. you know that love you find when you’re still a child? The kind of love that grows with age, breaks your heart, ruins you for other loves, and comes back into your life after many years? Yeah… We all love that kind of love story.
It’s no wonder why this book will entertain many readers. it has a solid story that’s been tried and tested over the years. The author did a great job with this book. Considering that this is a debut novel, it sounded like the author has been publishing books for a long time. The characters were well-written and well-planned. The pacing was good.
Aimee and her best friend Reese are working on a huge article for the magazine they work for. They have a big interview over at James Architecture with the one and only Keegan James, CEO and all around awesome designer. What is Aimee keeping from Reese about her past with Keegan? What happens when Aimee sees him for the first time in 8 years? Find out this and what happens when Keegan sees her again in this must read book!!!! I can’t wait for the rest!
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I close my eyes while he opens the door then slowly leads me into the space, the anticipation of what he’s going to show me making me feel like I’m floating on air.
We move around something, and then he lets go of my hand and walks away for a second, moving something around. Both of his hands then touch my hips, and I’m guided down to sit on his lap.
“Keegan,” I yelp, the action having surprised me.
“I’m going to count to five, Aimee, and then you can open those beautiful eyes.” His deep and commanding voice starts counting, “One … two … three … four … five.”
My eyes remain tightly shut as I feel his beating heart against my back, matching mine.
He laughs and puts both arms around me, holding me close with his chin on my shoulder, and I can feel his breath on my neck. I suddenly break out in goose bumps.
“It’s okay. Open them,” he whispers in my ear.
I slowly open my eyes, seeing we are sitting directly in front of his expansive window. The scene in front of me is one of beauty. I am facing the New York sky, the stars twinkling above and lights of different colors below us. I can see everything for miles, the entire city. It’s the most amazing view I have ever seen. The buildings and sky fit together like the perfect puzzle. The view at night is more glorious than I ever imagined, just as Keegan mentioned during his interview.
“This is … just … no words, Keegan.” Although him sharing this with me makes me feel something in my heart, I can’t find the words to describe it.
He holds me a little tighter. “I know. You don’t have to say anything.”
“Thank you for showing this to me,” I whisper.
“You’re welcome,” He replies in another whisper.
“No, really, thank you. I could sit here all night, looking at this.” I tell him, imagining how beautiful this scene would be watching the sun rise. Of course, what would make it special is watching it together.
“I have actually looked out these windows and watched the city all night.”
“By yourself?” I ask.
“I’ve never shared this with anyone until now.”
“Yes. As if I would even want to be here with anyone else.”
I melt into him. How could this man be any more perfect?
About The Author
Mindy has been in love with love, as long as she can remember. As a child, you could find Mindy engrossed in fairytale books and dreaming of her happily ever after. She was lucky enough to find her prince charming and lives in Ohio with him and her four precocious children.