As I mentioned on Facebook this book is WOW. Feeling so many emotions right now.
Synopsis - Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.
At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.
Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.
This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.
I have no idea how to begin to tell you about the many emotions this book invoked while I was reading it.
You will need a box of tissues while reading this book. The characters came to life and with it being set during the Afghanistan War made it very real.
I hung on every word and my heart broke when Ryan let Fin go believing it was best for her. My heart broke for her the many times they went back for another tour.
I don't want to give too much away with the story as because I would love for you to let the story take hold of you like it did me. For the last 24hrs I have been consumed with finding out what happens to Fin, Ryan and Ryan's friends that he is in the army with.
Here's a few quotes from the book -
"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but we have to let go"
- This quote is just before the Author's note at the start of the book.
"When I'm near you I'm consumed by you - your smile, your eyes, your heart. Even though we've never been together, you've always been mine, and even if I never get to keep you, you'll still be mine" - Ryan to Fin
"I'll love you longer than the stars that live in the sky" - Ryan to Fin
Seriously this man is all kinds of sweet.
This book is definitely a MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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