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REVIEW ➞ In Winters Past by Taylor Danae Colbert


From the time I can remember, it was always the three of us. Me, Tommy, and Shane.

We were young, doing things we shouldn’t have been doing.

They say the water here in Meade Lake freezes four feet deep. But that winter had been unseasonably warm…

After we lost Tommy, Shane packed up and moved on, leaving me to figure it all out by myself. To figure out who I was without my two best friends.

But now, Shane is back in Meade Lake. He’s changed, but under that cold, hardened exterior, I can still see a hint of my best friend.

The boy I once loved.

We’re reliving our glory years, laughing at the memories, sorting through the pain. And each time, he stands a little bit closer, lingers a little bit longer.

But with every touch, I feel that ice-cold barrier form around my heart.

He showed me once that he could walk away and never look back. I can’t give him that chance again.

He’s leaving me after I realized that I’m in love with him. I loved him, and I lost him.


Shane and Jules became instant best friends. Until one day everything changed, Shane left and Jules was left to recover from her broken heart. Eleven years later Shane finally returns to Meade Lake, but will they be able to move one from the past?

I absolutely loved Shane and Jules. Their friendship, their relationship and them navigating through the pain, grief and love they both share. There is so much chemistry between them and despite everything that has happened it is still there years later. They finally have a second chance together, but can they work through everything and take that chance they both deserve.

I absolutely love the Meade Lake world. The town and the group we have gotten to know with each story.

In Winters Past is a beautiful, emotional second chance romance and a MUST READ!