Until he saw her.
She was the first person to make him feel as though loving someone else wouldn't be wrong.
Even though he thought his loss was unbearable, he never could have fathomed she might have had more slip through her fingers.
He'd fought before; fought for his family, for his love, and for his life. But her fight, although buried deep and festering within, was a fight he wasn't sure he had the strength to overcome.
All he knew for sure was that his life was better in the presence of Grace.
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5 ALL-THE-FEELS-STARS! First of all, I think technically you could read this book as a standalone, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I highly recommend you read The Absence of Olivia first. Partly due to the fact that you will learn so much about Devon, Evie and his deceased wife Olivia, but mostly because it’s just so good you don’t want to miss out! I totally fell in love with Devon in The Absence of Olivia, and my heart was broken for him at the end of that book. My heart just seems to have this affinity to latch onto fictional people who don’t get an HEA at the end of the book, so I was so excited when I saw Anie Michaels announce that she was writing this book. And it did NOT disappoint! I didn’t realize until I started reading this book that my heart still had a lot of sadness about what happened in The Absence of Olivia and I still had some emotional healing to do. Devon seems to have progressed much farther than me since I read the last pages of that book. He was sort of my emotional support throughout this story. I cried some sad, nostalgic tears but mostly I cried happy tears because Devon found Grace and found love again. There was a distinct absence of an overwhelming amount of crises and unnecessary drama, which was just fine by me! I reveled in the gentle dramas that unfolded while two perfectly imperfect people came together and found the happiness neither of them thought they would ever find! I would love more stories Devon and Grace, as well as Evie and Nate, because these characters have found themselves a permanent home in my heart!