Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 8/27/16
Length: 200 Pages
Series: Timeless #3
It took me a long time to forgive Hawke-a very long time.
But now that I have, I feel nothing but unbridled joy. Everything is exactly as it should have been two years ago. He’s just what I need, and not just now, but forever.
Until disaster strikes.
We promised each other forever, but will Hawke honor that promise when his world comes crumbling down? When the ground cracks below his feet, will we still stand?
Or will we fall?
We knew that bliss could not be eternal or forever as this couple seems to think they will get, and the path that this third installment takes is a wild ride again. The happiness that they have together is huge and the connection that they share is intense and i think that if we’ve learned anything in this series and in the genre as a whole, when you have that much heat, and the word soul-mate is batted around as often as it is here, there’s going to be so much more pain than happiness in the long run.
We spend a bit of time enjoying some of the bliss- watching their relationship grow into the new version of what they had in the beginning and it’s a relationship to be jealous of. Marie and Axel are back from their honeymoon which prompts all sorts of thoughts as to what the future could bring for our mains.
While there’s trust in one another, there’s concern around the people who are around them. which personally is always entertaining to watch. Hawke doesn’t trust Kyle or any other guy around Frankie, and Frankie doesn’t enjoy seeing Hawke’s past paraded in front of her all the time. We see Hawke’s temper flair, we also see Frankie’s ability to bring him back down to the earth and tamp things down.
That is until he gets a call from the hospital and his world is turned upside down again. Even with all the effort that Frankie puts out there, she’s not able to bring Hawke out of his dark place – he’s so down an angry and enraged that he does what he did last time, he pushes her away and this time, there are more repercussions than anyone realized. Mind you he had just bought a ring for Frankie, with the intention to propose, but with his depression and downward spiral meant that was no real possibility.
Frankie told him that if he pushed her away – all chances for a future were gone. dead. he didn’t care and pushed her away anyway. So that’s where our story takes a turn. Frankie moves on, she gets a new apartment and upgrades her life. She expands her business to a 2nd location, she starts her relationship back up with Kyle, and everyone seems happy. Well….on the surface at least. She pretends to be happy. Everyone pretends like being without Hawke is the right thing, and Hawke is beyond miserable.
He tries and tries to get back into Frankies good graces and he fails. He starts seeing a therapist in the hopes that if he improves himself he’ll make progress, and yet, there’s no success. Kyle decides that he’s going to propose to Frankie and that’s game changing in the trajectory that this story goes – so i think you’ll need to read this one and the epilogue to see how this seismic shift really changes our story. Enjoy!