08 February 2014

Waiting on my Reason by Devon Ashley - BOOK REVIEW

She loves him. He loves her. But sometimes love just isn't that easy...

Everything happens for a reason. I just wish I knew the why behind mine.

Five years ago, graduation wasn’t what it was supposed to be. Publicly humiliated, Melanie was more than happy to kiss off her high school sweetheart. But in doing so, she lost more than just her boyfriend, she lost the only other guy she truly cared for – his best friend, Shane.

Shane loathed the idea of returning to his small hometown. He just wanted to get in, help his best friend manage a legal matter, and get the hell back out again. But he wasn’t expecting to run into the one girl who got away, who always held a piece of his heart despite the animosity that lingered. Melanie could’ve been the one, but after everything that happened, trust was a serious issue.

She just wanted to do right by her son. He just wanted to do right by his best friend. And just when they thought they could find the strength to forgive the sins of the past, more secrets and lies bubble to the surface, threatening to push them irrevocably apart.

New Adult Romantic Suspense
Language and Sexual Content

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my review  Shane was in love with Mel since the first time he saw her. But when his best friend Brad get to asked her first, he stood aside and became a friend. He fought for his feelings, and kept it bottled inside him since he didn’t want to hurt his best friend. Years later, everything has changed. He didn’t want to go back to his hometown but Brad asked for his help. What he didn’t expect was to run into Melanie – he also didn’t expect all those old familiar, strong emotions to surface. However, TRUST had become a serious issue between them. There’s that big fat elephant around the room, and he just can’t ignore it.
You going to be able to get over her a second time? Because I don't think you ever got over her the first time, man.
Melanie’s life wasn’t supposed to end this way. She was publicly humiliated, the stigma was still attached to her name five years after graduation. She was just really happy to break it off with her high school sweetheart. But she didn’t just lost him, she lost someone she cared a lot as well, his best friend, Shane. Now he’s back, he’s throwing threats, and accusations to her face, and all she wanted to do was to protect her son, just as much he wanted to protect Brad. Her boy is really a sweetheart. She has her secrets, and she opted to shut her mouth and allow the tongues to swag without contradicting or affirming to anything.

He was loyal to a fault.
She was keeping secrets.

See the trouble here?

If Shane would just hear her side, and Mel would just tell him (and me) what happened back then, everything would have been sailing smoothly, they can kiss and make up, begin their lives together and cut my agony in half.

Instead, they all suffer (with me), as I continue to read, a little frustrated at the both of them for being hard-headed. Shane was nice to her, then would turn cold and angry the next minute once he realized why he was there for.

It was one big secret after the other, one lie on top of the other. I think the first surprise might have just made my jaws dropped, then here comes another bomb which is much stronger, and much more surprising than the first one. So I guess, after all the frustration and puffing I had in the first chapters, the wait was just worth it. 

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

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