Eight years ago, life was good for Tate Reilly. Living in Atlanta and attending college, her dream of becoming a doctor was within reach, and she was in love with Ryan Hart. Then one night while Tate slept, Ryan disappeared. No note, no phone call, nothing left of a love she thought would last forever. Confused and heartbroken, she doesn’t let it hold her back in her quest to become a physician. If anything, the hurt and disappointment only serve to fuel her drive to succeed.
Ryan never wanted to leave Tate behind the way he did, but sometimes life takes away the choice. The best way to spare Tate the disruption of her bright future with his problems is to make a clean break. So he does the hardest thing he’s ever done—he walks away from her.
Now Ryan is back in Atlanta, working as a sous chef in the most popular restaurant in the city, and he has every intention of winning Tate back, no matter what it takes. It’s not easy because Tate wants answers that Ryan’s not ready to give just yet. First, he needs to remind her of what they once had together. The heat between them is undeniable, and it’s not long before it melts her resistance and she starts to lose the grip on her heart again.
But until Ryan can come clean with Tate about why he left, she can’t fully forgive him and move on. Time doesn’t always heal all wounds. Sometimes you have to shed more blood to become whole again.
Review: Tate Reilly was living the good life eight years ago. She was on top of the world. She was going to school to be a doctor, it was in reach, and she had a boyfriend, Ryan that she was head over heels in love with. Then one night her boyfriend is gone, no note, text or call. Therefore, she throws herself into her schooling and becomes a doctor just life her dream.
Tate is a capable woman at work but when it comes to Ryan, we get to see a different side of her. Tate seems to take what Ryan did to her and not hold it against him, unlike so many out there. I continually got frustrated at Tate because she seems unable to be angry with Ryan and seems to pick up her relationship just where they left it off eight years ago.
Ryan is a hot and sexy sous chef. He is back in Atlanta working in the city’s popular restaurant with a goal of winning back the love of his life, Tate. Ryan does not open up to Tate at first and tell her what she wants, and needs to know. Ryan continually frustrated me because while he did the right thing years ago, he was still a coward by not telling her when he left. I also thought he was a coward by hiding the truth as to why he left from her. It does make me wonder if he really loved her years ago. Ryan and Tate practically burn up the pages when they are together.
The characters in this book were interesting and engaging. I found myself drawn into this story. In fact, I read it in one sitting. However, I wish that this book was more flushed out. At 80 pages, this was a good read. I have not read Ms. Lyn before but I will be on the lookout for more by this author. I hope we get to see Ryan and Tate again in the future because I would love to know how they turn out in the future.