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When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent.
Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. Time passes and Reed learns that not only are Jade’s parents dead, they were murdered and she’s made an oath to one day bring them justice. No matter the price.
As they grow older their love evolves but for Jade, old habits die hard and she can’t stop hurting those she loves the most. Even in the midst of searching for her parents’ killers, passion ignites and jealousy burns as Jade tests Reed’s devotion for her. Will she push him too far?
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This was a quick read, I did not want to put it down.
This is not your typical romance novel. Usually it’s the woman chasing the guy, and the guy playing games. In this case Reed has chased/loved Jade for as long as he can remember. Jade has always played games and kept him at arms length. They were childhood friends and somewhere along the way those feelings turned into something more.
Jade makes Reed make a promise as a teenager. Reed has held onto that promise at all costs. Undying love is a very real and powerful thing.
I loved reading about the differences and yet similarities of when Jade and Reed were children into adults. There were secrets on both sides that were thrilling to watch unfold as the truth comes out. I highly recommend this book.
Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their four children. She drinks ungodly amounts of coffee and has an addiction to chapstick.
She works at a surgery center as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. She writes in the genres of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won three literary awards.
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