That was before he met Emma.
Following her parents' divorce, Emma Thompson is the rock for her alcoholic mother and her younger sister. She appears resilient, and tenacious, but inside she's falling apart. She's seen what love could do to someone's hopes and dreams. Love was venomous. And, she didn't want to be its victim. So, she's vowed never to fall in love.
But when she meets Cooper, she's left with the one choice she never wanted to make.
It was supposed to be a Summer fling. They both had dreams of her own. Dreams that didn't include falling in love. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one Summer, Emma became Cooper's entire world. And he, a reminder that love doesn't have to come with warning signs.
Until one frightful night, when both of their lives, and the lives of the residents of Ash Falls, were turned upside down. Emma is left with one choice, run from the life she thought she didn't want, and the guy who stole her heart.
She never planned on coming back. But, when she returns six years, she is faced with a devastating truth that shakes the very foundation that her life was built upon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sometimes when a story flips between characters and/or time it can get confusing. A.V. Scott handled both of these perfectly. Each chapter was labeled clearly, the story easily told, and the timing easy to follow. I found it interesting to hear the story from a teenage perspective and from a 21 year olds point of view. It was fun. The way a 17 year old reacts to something and how a 21 year old reacts to something are not always so different. I struggled with the sister relationship between Emma and Lizzie. How could sisters hate each other so much? I understand that the mother did nothing to help them have a relationship but that should have brought them closer together. I also struggled with Cooper’s relationship with Lizzie when he should have been protecting Emma. Everything was not as it seemed, but it was still a thought that came back to me over and over again. This is a different story. It is an easy read. The story flows, the pages flipped, and the characters kept it interesting. I recommend checking it out if you are looking for a fun book to cuddle up with.