Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 2/19/16
Length: 200 Pages
Series: Timeless #1
I don’t believe in destiny.
Or in soul mates.
But I believe in Hawke.
My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.
And I have myself.
But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something.
But he doesn’t.
He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t.
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind.
Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate?
Or was it something else?
This story was a bit slow for e to start to be honest, but what we quickly learn is that this new series follows the same recipe that all of EL Todd’s other books. There’s a guy who’s sworn off relationships for any number of reasons, but of course some how after a lot of ‘best friend’ stuff happening, things turn a corner.
In this first installment to the series, we get to see Francesca, our leading lady find intrigue with Hawke – a guy who’s perhaps the hottest man she’s ever seen, and also the most unattainable or so she thinks. When she chooses to be forward one day and asks him out for a drink, he accepts and we see what could be….until it isn’t.
Hawke wants a one night stand or something that’s not long term and Frankie wants romance and flowers and forever. The journey that we go on is interesting since they end things oddly when Frankie pushes him away, then changes her mind and then he walks away.
The story changes trajectory when it’s Thanksgiving and Frankie learns that Hawke is going to spend the holiday with his friend’s family, only for her to learn that the friend is her brother. These two continue to get thrown together, their chemistry undeniable and well, we spend the bulk of this story wondering what’s going to happen and what’s not.
The nice thing about these two main characters is that they both have a troubled backstory. Frankie’s mom died when she was 12 from cancer, and her father killed himself just weeks after. Hawke on the other hand has an abusive father and a other who won’t walk away. IT makes them understand one another in a way that most people don’t, but it’s something that’s almost too much for Hawke to survive…..
When things seem like they are going down the right path for these two, they deal together with all the obstacles thrown their way, it’s one last one that becomes too much and we see them torn apart yet again. Just when everyone could be happy, they realize they never will be and that’s where our story ends. I know there’s a 2nd book and i hope that we get to see the badass that Frankie is come out on top. Enjoy!