I've lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I'd ever loved-the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I'd made one promise-a promise I'd intended to keep. I've broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.
Can she love me even if she can't forgive me?
Learning to move on…
Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process. I may never love anyone the way I've loved him, but at least I won't spend my life wondering what if. We had our one night and he walked away. I'm finally beginning to move on when my brother's wedding and a battle of the bands brings us back together.
Our band is getting a second chance, but I don't know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?
Shel: After a brief detour with Dallas' book and second chance at romance, we finally got to see what in the world was going on with Dixie and Gavin. Without giving too much away, I'd say that a good portion of the beginning was Dixie wondering what in the hell was going on with Gavin while trying to manage her hurt feelings and figure out how to get over it + Gavin with his head up his ass effing things up at every opportunity. Court: Sadly, they both did. Sigh, we had a case of the most incommunicable people ever....BUT also some really good writing to go with it, so the angst fest was dealt with as maturely as I possibly could! Shel: So essentially this was my expression:
Shel: Seriously, Gavin. What. The. Hell. You kept making the most craptastic decisions: Court: I know, girl...I know!!!
Shel: Luckily Dixie had her head on straight and took control of the situation proving that she's not only smart, but she's patient, and strong. She kept opening herself up to hurt and opportunity; taking risks and swallowing her fears and it FINALLY paid off (in multiple ways). Court: She is so patient. And had so much going for her...and I felt good knowing that she took her journey in this book seriously. She set out to find herself, and would be waiting when Gavin got his shit together. He needed a little more help than she did...but I am glad that she wasn't going to be a doormat.
Shel: Before we got to the HEA, we had some serious angst and some unexpected detours and some hard talks; but, at the end we got not only an ending very fitting for these characters, we got an epilogue that was really unexpected and sweet. Court: It was hard fought. I am still in shock that Dixie didn't punch Gavin in the junk at least once! hahahaha. xoxoxo, Gavin, promise.
Shel: If you haven't picked up this series and you like angsty plot, emotional characters, musicians, small towns, and second chance romances, do what Nene says: I agree with Nene. This series draws us in with the bars, and the music and the love for their instruments and each other, and then keeps us coming back because we want them to get their HEA. So much!
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