Author: E. L. Todd
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 7/25/17
Length: 172 Pages
Series: Ray #7
Austen and I could never have something real.
She’s still hung up on her ex. I’m still in love with Rae.So we’ll just stay friends.But I miss her all the time. When I’m lying next to someone else, I wonder if she misses me too.
Throughout the first six books, i really started to like Ryker. There’s a quality about him that makes you want to root for him as he’s finally grown up, realized that he wants something more out of life and actually uses his mistakes as a way to be a better person.
Watching Rae fall in love with Zeke and choose him, that’s too much for him and he returns to New York – to the life that he had there before his father called him back to run the company. The change of scenery is necessary – it’s vital for his survival and we get to watch how that plays out.
In this seventh and final installment of the series (i think), we get to see Ryker nurse his broken heart – know that he’s only going to have so much of himself to give someone, but surprise himself at the same time when there’s someone that brings him back to life.
Enter Austen – the sister of one of his best friends – and this is a road that Ryker’s gone down before and he knows that the pain of losing his friendship with Rex was enough, he doesn’t want to have the same thing happen here. Austen though is like no one that he’s ever met before. She’s clearly had her heart broken as well and she has so many walls up that it seems as though they could be a match. their emotions are closed off with no chance of being something more, until that chance happens.
We get to watch how their flirtation turns into something more, and then evolves into a friendship and a relationship that they both can’t live without. We have nothing but the most positive visions here, and then all of a sudden, the man that broke Austen’s heart comes back and wants another try. A real shot to be what he was to her before he betrayed her.
This is where the roller coaster takes us, watching Austen be torn between the past and the present. Watching Ryker realize that he’s losing something that matters MORE than Rae did (shocker) and getting to see all of our favs from the past books come to Ryker’s aid as good friends typically do.
This is a whirlwind of emotions in this seventh book, yet i think that it gives us the closure to the story that we’ve all been craving. Enjoy!