Title: When Things Go Wrong
Author: Lacey Silks
Publisher/Year: Lacey Silks 2/2/15
Length: 43 pages
Lazy eyes, scarred lip and brow, muscled and tattooed, Julia’s high school best friend, the one who made her heart go pitter-patter, had definitely changed in the past five years she hadn’t seen him.
Being stuck with her mom and boyfriend number one hundred at an exclusive ski resort doesn’t seem as daunting when Julia runs into the gorgeous and enticing Scar Wagner. And when fate forces the couple much closer than Julia would ever allow a man to be, she can’t help but wonder whether it’s time to give relationships another try.
After all, when things go wrong, they turn out right
Another refreshing story by Lacey – and while it’s a short novella – it’s just enough to get your interested in keeping up with the series. We really only get a handful of chapters here in these 40 or so pages, but what we do get is the beginning of a great romance. Our leading lady Julia is a product of what she has seen all her life – her father cheated on her mother and as a result, she has no trust for me and doesn’t want anything more out of life right now than to just throw herself into becoming a doctor. while that is all well and good, it means that she’s stuck watching her mother fall in love with a much younger guy (hopefully he’s not a gold digger like Julia thinks) and she watches her sister fall in love yet again with someone who we have no back story on.
It’s while they are on a family vaca in a ski resort that Julia crosses paths with a friend from high school and well, you know how this story goes. They reconnect – they realize that they’ve grown up quite a bit from the people that they were as teens, and well, chemistry and sparks fly.
While they are getting to know each other, they get stuck in an avalanche, and you know what’s bound to happen there. Along with all that, they decide that they are going to come up with this great plot to break Julia’s mom up from her boyfriend (and we learn that it’s a skill that they had in high school as well). It’s only at the very end of this short novella that we see that maybe there’s more to their relationship than they are letting on, and while it was just a day or 2 that they reconnected – well walls are being shattered and emotions may be getting tied too deeply.
I believe the next installment is coming out in March, so we’ll get to see what happens now that they are back from their vacation, with Julia in Washington at school and Scar (Nick) back in NY in his father’s law practice. so much potential, so much to lose…right?