Domestic violence, Rape, Toxic relationship, Sexual abuse, Emotional abuse
Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller, women’s fiction and paranormal romance.
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
- Atlas is such a nice and helpful person who helped Lily get out of a toxic relationship
- Allysa in spite of being Ryle’s sister always took side with Lily and surrounded Lily with a positive environment
- Marshall was really nice extra character which I liked in the book.
- The mention of alcohol and physical abuse
- Even though this book is meant of teenagers of young age it includes topics like rape, physical abuse which are not meant for people of this age.
- The most problematic thing is that this book promotes toxic guys like Ryle and young readers like to have such abusive partner
- Rape was one of the biggest thing that hurt my soul as one always trust their partner and would not entertain such pain
- Also am I the only one to think the whole Ryle and Lily relationship was very fast paced and they did not even get time to know each other and go on normal dates
This book is hyped alot but will I read it starts with us? YES
3.75/ 5 ⭐