Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 5/3/16
Length: 204 Pages
Series: Timeless #2
Getting over Hawke is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
I couldn’t breathe, sleep, or eat. Every day was more agonizing than the one that followed. But somehow, after two years of suffering, I finally got back on my feet.
And I moved on.
Now I’m living in the city and running my own bakery. Life is good again. I’m surrounded by good friends that I love, and every day is even better than the last.
Until everything changes.
Now I have to face him after two years of silence. I have to look him in the eye and act like he has no effect on me. I have to hold my head high and pretend he didn’t shatter me into a million pieces.
I have to act like he doesn’t mean a damn thing to me.
Can I fool him? Can I fool myself?
I was curious how this story was going to continue and the way that we did it was through a leap 2 years into the future. Everyone’s now living in NYC and the girls have graduated from college, living their dreams. Marie is working at a magazine (in what capacity, we never find out but that’s what we hear), and Frankie has managed to open Muffin Girl (mind you that’s really not realistic but this is a book so i’ll just let it go) .
She’s found a way to be happy even though it took time. her bakery is thriving beyond what anyone could have imagined and she’s figured out how to keep her walls up but still get what she needs. She’s flipped the script and has become what all other men in EL Todd books are, flings and nothing more – manwhores.
This story starts off when Marie announces that she’s engaged and it’s to Axel, Frnakie’s brother. This means that Marie will now be her sister and that’s perhaps the best news ever. The challenge of course is that it means that Frankie will be the maid of honor, but that Axel’s best friend will be the best man, and that friend is Hawke.
It’s taken 2 years to get over him, we learn throughout the story what that really meant – how horrible the break up was on Frankie and it makes you really want to hate Hawke for what he did. On the other hand though, he knows what he’s capable of and he’s afraid to hurt her, so there was no choice that he really felt that he had to keep her safe.
The bulk of this story is spent watching them stalk around each other. they say they can be around each other and friends but that’s not possible given their chemistry and the notion that they are soul mates. They want to be together but don’t want to admit to each other that they need to be together. Frankie goes so far as to have a long term fling with a guy who seems perfect and likely would have been the right guy for her if Hawke was never in the picture. Kyle is good looking, successful, kind, and really the perfect guy. but he’s not Hawke and that’s always going to be what holds her back.
Hawke on the other hand tries to go back to his ways with meaningless relationships but he finds that all he does is think of Frankie and that’s something that he just can’t stop doing.
As the wedding draws closer, we see bumps in the road of their friendship, we see other relationships take priority, we see the potential for romance elsewhere and we see concern on the face of other friends. At the center of all this though is the sweet relationship between Marie and Axel, until he leaves her at the altar.
All in all, we have a roller coaster that gives us SOME of the expected and quite a bit of surprise and i can’t wait to seer what’s up next in Wednesday since i’m not sure where this story can really go. Enjoy!