Author: Stephanie Lawton
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Rating: 3.5-4 stars
*Received a copy of book in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Isaac Laroche is cursed. All he wants to do is hide out and feel sorry for himself. Never mind that he got caught sleeping with his seventeen-year-old piano student, or that he abandoned her when the truth was exposed.
Isaac’s feisty high school sweetheart has different plans. Heather Swann has returned to their hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to regroup after breaking up with her troll of a fiancé. She’s restless and looking for a diversion, but she bites off more than she can chew when she sets her sights on rehabilitating Isaac with her unorthodox sexual, mental, and physical plans.
The two quickly reconnect, but their happiness is threatened by family secrets, old vendettas and the death of a beloved father-figure.
Can Heather handle Isaac’s baggage, or will her own come back to haunt them both?
Review: Maybe I'm at a disadvantage because I haven't read the first book, Want but when I saw this book I just knew that I had to read it NOW. And honestly, a big part of me was a little scared to read Want because of how it ended so I figured if I enjoyed this one I'll just go back and read the first one. And while I didn't read the first one, I didn't feel lost at all during the book.
I don't know the full length of how Isaac was before but he definitely grows a lot throughout this book. I didn't really know what to think of Isaac at first; he was such a mess and his emotions were all over the place. But as the book went on I really liked Isaac and became invested in his story.
When Heather is first introduced I wasn't sure how I felt about her. She's just so different from any other character I've ever read before. As I kept reading I realized there's more to Heather then I first thought and she's actually a really great girl. And perfect for Isaac. I think it was really cute how Isaac and Heather used to be high school sweethearts that reconnected. It definitely shows that they had and always will have a connection and I really felt like they were happy together.
I know many of you are probably wondering what happened to Julianne but don't worry, there's plenty of her in this book as well. While the story isn't focused on her I think the readers will be satisfied in knowing how she's dealing with the aftermath of their relationship.
While I enjoyed this book overall, there were times where I got a bit bored and stopped reading for a bit. I think fans of this series will definitely enjoy knowing what happens next and if you haven't read these books yet I'd definitely recommend it.