I’ve been in love with my best friend Katie Walker for as long as I can remember. We may have shared our deepest, darkest secrets but that one I’ve kept to myself. Before I got the courage to confess my true feelings, my cousin Gabe moved to town and swept Katie off her feet.
I should’ve admitted how I felt but I couldn’t—especially once they got married.
When I caught Gabe cheating on his pregnant wife, I snapped. A deadly fight erupted and before I could comprehend what happened, I was charged with his murder and sent to prison.
The day I’m released, I go straight to Katie’s house. But after pushing her away for a decade while I was behind bars—she slams the door in my face—wanting nothing to do with me.
While she’s determined to pretend I don’t exist, this time I’m not going anywhere.
I was in love with you for years. If I could go back in time and tell you, I would. Keeping it to myself is one of the biggest regrets of my life.
ARC REVIEW ➞
I’ve been waiting for Noah and Katie’s story since these two characters were first introduced. They were best friends, they were in love with each other, however, neither one of them admitted their feelings and Katie ended up marrying Noah’s cousin, Gabe, and Noah ended up in prison.
Now, ten years later, Noah is out of prison and Katie has to face him. There is a lot of pain and hurt there, however, there is also a lot of chemistry and neither of them can deny it. Some people aren’t happy that Noah is back in town and out of prison, so there is some drama around that. He also has to keep him and Katie’s relationship a secret because of everything going on around him. I loved they two of them together. There were so many sweet moments between them and moments between Noah and Katie’s son, Owen.
Since this is the first book in their duet there is a lot of build up and things really start to pick up with their relationship and the suspense towards the end and everything comes together in a cliffhanger that had my jaw on the floor. Though, I do have some theories about what is going on, so I can’t wait for their conclusion!
If you’re looking for an angsty, slow burn, friends to lovers romance that ends on doozy of a cliffhanger this is one to read!