Savannah Martinez and Andres Rivera have been friends since high school. She knew him better than anyone else, and he was the only one she ever confided in. Their friendship was the one brilliant thing they each cherished that wasn’t tarnished by outside forces that wanted them apart.
But fate wasn’t on their side. When she gave him the chance to turn their relationship into something more, he let her go. Heartbroken and alone, she kept her distance in more ways than one. Now, years later,
Savannah is back in town for good and Andres realizes just how empty his life has been without her.
When a secret comes to light, forcing a deeper wedge between them, Andres finds himself fighting for the only woman he has ever loved. Determined to fix the past and make things right, he will go to any length to prove to Savannah that they were meant to be together.
Will fate give them a second chance? Or will those secrets and betrayals ruin the one last chance Andres has of being with the woman of his dreams?
* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review *
A resplendent tale of a love that stands the test of time. (See what I did there? hehe) Two people that are so perfect for one another, yet life gets in the way, pulling them apart, making them question their bond. I loved everything about this book from the cover, which is exactly how I pictured Andres and Savannah (which also made the reading experience that much more enjoyable, because I had a clear picture in my head of the characters, it all played out nicely), to the dual POV and switching between past and present, to probably one of the most evil antagonists I've ever read about (and given one of the biggest mental bitch slaps EVER).
My soul was closer to him than anyone else I'd ever met, and I realised our budding friendship had reached something more over time. (...) I had been floating, unattached to the earth, never fitting in. Somehow, he caught me in his net of laughter and I felt safe.
"I just wanted to be the best because you deserve nothing less Savannah. I've loved you since the summer we met, ten years ago, and not a moment less"
He got in the car and lowered his window before he pressed his two forefingers to his lips and blew me a kiss. I took a step forward and fought the urge to run after him as he pulled out of my driveway. He was taking my heart with him, and I wondered if I'd ever get it back.
"I love you so much," he said, his eyes tinged in sadness.
"You know that right, Peach? That I've never loved someone the way I've loved you. That every night before I go to sleep, your beautiful face comes across my mind. I just want you, I need you, and everything else always ends up back to you somehow. You're in my thoughts, in my past, I want you to be in my future. I just..."