Ten years ago, I turned a hard decision into a simple one. I allowed others to decide my future . . . then I lost the best thing that ever happened to me. I let go of the girl I loved in exchange for a life I was told I wanted.
Then one day I woke up with no recollection of my reality and instead I believed my life had turned out how I had once dared to imagine. Now everyone is waiting for me to remember the day I ruined my future as I struggle to recall a life without the person I so carelessly tossed away.
Somehow, I was gifted a second chance with the woman I love, and I’m going to fight like hell to keep her.
Your brain has a funny way of convincing you what is real and what is not; even if your heart never lets you forget the truth. After Chase Adams broke my heart, my life moved forward, even though the light I once felt had extinguished. Then I received an unexpected phone call that changed everything.
Every day we make choices, but most of the time they don’t affect the rest of our lives. I wanted to love again. I wanted to trust the gift I was given, but every choice has consequences. Now I have to decide to let go of the past for the sake of my future. . . or risk living with regret.
Living with regret is how Chase feels and has been for the majority of this book. I’ll admit right at the very beginning of this book when Chase was supposed to propose to Jordan rather than tell her that they were better apart. My heart broke and I became invested in the story. I was rooting so much for these characters to find their way back to each other.
Fast forward ten years and they are at different stages in their lives. Jordan is a CEO of a cosmetics company and whilst it may not have been her first choice she’s content.
Chase is in the NFL but he has had some bad news which may affect his career but despite knowing that information he chooses or his father chooses should I say to get back out on the field. That decision changes the course of the book and as a result of the consequence his decision led to, Jordan gets a phone call from Chases mother but at this point we don’t know why she’s ringing Jordan after ten years of no contact. However Jordan drops everything to go and see Chase.
Lacey is Jordan’s best friend and is firmly against the idea of Jordan with Chase. She’s fiercely protective and wants only the best for Jordan. I think everyone should have a Lacey.
Chase’s best friend Jake is the opposite to Chase but he doesn’t let Chase down. He’s always been there to back him up and I love that he does that. He’s the calm to the storm when Chase doesn’t know how to fix things with Jordan.
Jake and Lacey together is a recipe for laughter. I’ve not laughed my head off so much in the space of a few pages!
Chase believes that he has a different life to the one that he actually has and Jordan is asked in order to protect Chase’s emotional and mental stability to go along with the ruse that she’s happily married to Chase.
Now as the story progresses the truth does come out and Jordan gets hurt more than once but Chase realises that she is the one that he has wanted all along. She was the one that got away. He should have proposed to her that night 10 years ago rather than walking away.
Does Jordan forgive him? Do they get their happy ending? I can’t say but I will say that I loved this read and I want Jake and Lacey to get their story too and they must end up with each other. Don’t break my heart and dreams by not putting them together.
Loved this read and I will be waiting for more!
Instead of answering Donna, I turn to Dr. Wallace. “What exactly do you want from me?” I quickly brush away my tears, hoping no one else witnessed them.
“Only what you’re willing to give, Jordan. I’m not up to date on the history you share with Chase, but it’s evident that being here is hard on you.” His voice is filled with compassion.
I was hoping he’d act like an ass like Steve so I’d feel justified in my choice to leave. Instead, he acts concerned about me.
Can I really agree to do this? Can I put my life on hold to help Chase? But the bigger question is: Can I go back to New York with this on my conscience? Go back to living my life wondering and worrying about him even if he isn’t my burden to carry? And that’s the problem …I don’t think I can. Like it or not, I’m involved and from what Dr. Wallace has said, my involvement plays a large role in his recovery.
I square my shoulders and clear my throat. “One week. I’ll stay and help Chase work out his memory, but I have a life back in New York and I’m not willing to put my life on hold indefinitely. One week, that’s all I’m willing to give.”
Donna sags with relief as Dr. Wallace speaks up. “Chase might not be able to appreciate what you’re doing for him at the moment, Ms. Taylor, but when he does, I know he’ll be very grateful.”
God, I hope he’s right. I can’t help wondering how grateful he’s going to be when I get on an airplane next week and disappear from his life.