Some are destined for greatness . . . others for pure
After catching her boyfriend with another woman,
Laura struggles with beginning again, knowing deep down that she is destined to
be unhappily out of love for her entire life. Needing some time to recoup and
formulate a game plan, she decides to visit her notoriously wise grandmother.
But once there, a curveball in the form of a deliciously attractive stranger has
her falling again.
Brooks is another story altogether. He is quite
content with his life until his father forces him into a business decision that
will ruin the rest of his life. As if his relationship with his father isn’t
tumultuous enough, his new fiancé is making every waking moment a living hell
and loving every manipulative minute of it.
When Laura stumbles upon her
mother’s old journal, she opens a door into a long forgotten past. A past that
somehow leads both Laura and Brooks into unfamiliar territory and changes
everything they ever knew about fate.
Destiny is ever-changing, after
This is the debut novel for Tasha Ivey. The book was good. There were a few things that were predictable but it was well written and a fast read. The part I really enjoyed was that it was not to over the top. There were not quick flights to Paris or dinner on some rooftop that are beyond realistic. What was great was the premise to the story is believable. It starts with Laura who believes she does not know real love. She catches her live in boyfriend cheating on her and moves out. She decides to find herself again and ends up staying with her grandmother. She has a chance encounter with Brooks who is engaged to someone out of convince. Brooks and Laura form a quick bond and try really hard to remain friends while both are falling in love with each other. Like I mentioned there were a few predictable things but it was very well written and it keeps you engaged. I love the journey Laura takes throughout the book as a person. She starts as someone who does not believe happy ever after and finding a soul mate is even possible. She also has a negative feeling about herself. By the end of the book the character evolves completely to a confident stronger person who is happy with her life. This is what made the book great for me. I love to have a book were there is an actually story or person who evolves. This was great writing by Tasha Ivey. There is a happy ending but there are a few tears shed before that happens. I am looking forward to her next book that will star Brooks sister and best friend. My recommend is this a definitely to be added to a must read. This book will leave you in a happy place.