Growing up on the coast of Maine with a revolving door of foster siblings, Caitlyn Michaud spent one intense and passionate year falling in love with her foster brother, Heath. Then he left without a word.
Isn’t the guy she needs…
Determined to move on, in college Caitlyn has risen above her small town impoverished roots and has joined a sorority, reinvented her appearance, and landed the right boyfriend in frat president Ethan.
But the perfect world she tried so hard to attain is ripped apart when Heath appears one night out of nowhere. Out of the military, Heath is as brooding and intense as ever, and he is determined not only to win her back, but to exact revenge on everyone who kept him from her…
And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?
Heath had been moved from foster home to foster home. He never felt wanted, or loved, until he met his foster sister, Cat. They understood each other like no one else, and could tell each other anything.
Cat was devastated when Heath left without a word. She makes a new life for herself and leaves her past far behind. She's happy dating the frat president, but then Heath comes back into her life.
I read this in one day, I couldn't put it down. I was team Heath all the way. He loved her for who she was, and not for the person she was trying to be. She didn't need to wear make-up or fancy clothes, to him she was beautiful just the way she was. He was so protective of her, making sure she got home safe even when she stormed off and left him. He was willing to fight for her, and though he may not have gone about it the right way, he always had her best interests at heart. He went through so much, lost so much, I could understand why he wanted revenge.
I liked Ethan too, he was a good guy, but I wanted Cat with Heath. They were made for each other.
I also liked Caitlyn. I loved her free spirit. She didn't want to hurt either of them. She was torn between her need for Heath and the life she thought she wanted.
This book has mixed reviews, but I loved it and have begun stalking the author.