I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
To put it simply, this book is brilliant. It fully captures the darkest day of a woman's life and life thereafter. There is always light in darkness. New Point? It tells that story. Effortlessly and beautifully.
We meet Zoe, who has come to New Point, Michigan. Months ago an event has caused her life to shrouded by constant darkness when a stranger stole her sense of freedom. Despite her past, she is now in a new place ready to work towards gaining her life back. The details of her tragedy? In all fairness to the reader, it is one you must read about. It would be a disservice to discuss her past. This is not your average broken girl story. There is so much more. The depth of her pain comes from a place that many of us will likely never experience. But Zoe?
“He’s my missing piece.”
So when she meets Miles? He’s the light in her darkness. He storms in to her life, completely unplanned. It just takes Zoe sometime to realize this. Her falling for him? One of my favorite parts. Miles falling for Zoe? Absolutely breathtaking. The talks, the notes in the sand. Just everything. This sexy bar owner will steal your heart. Oh. And you may never get it back. But how can she fully give herself to Miles when her past continues to haunt her? Opening herself to those memories will hurt, but she believes running away from love is her only option. Until that day happens. Again. He will watch her relive the darkest day of her life. But what does Miles do? He loves her harder. With his entire being. She soon learns that sometimes you go through things in life to get to where you’re supposed to be. And her past, it brought her to Miles. Once she learns to embrace her past, she accepts her present and future.
“Because I want all of you, damnit!”
“The best you have to offer and the worst. I want to pull you up the days you can't get out of bed. When you're smiling, I want to be the cause, and when you're crying, I want to take away the sadness.”
Why aren’t more people talking about this author? About this book? The synopsis in no way demonstrates the depth of this story. While it pulls you in, the story itself will resonate with you. No matter what life has thrown at you, this book will touch you. You will LIVE this story. The beauty of it lies within the characters and how they deal with circumstances. They are real, genuine, and relatable. New Point is one of those stories that allow you as a reader to completely immerse yourself in and not stop until the very last page. It is a flawlessly written book in that every word is heart felt. Every. Word.
“New Point isn’t known for much breaking and entering, but I have to admit, this looks mighty suspicious,” an unmistakably Midwestern accent drawls from behind me, effectively scaring the sweat off my bare shoulders.
A shriek escapes from my lips as I teeter preciously on the wood chair and my hands lose their grip on the white doorframe. The rubber of my flip flop doesn’t provide much traction and my body pitches sideways. In just a second I’ll crash against the deck floor and I’ll spend the summer recovering physically instead of gaining back my old–
Sturdy muscular arms slide around my waist and yank me against an equally firm chest. “Woah, there. I didn’t mean to scare you.” The masculine voice has a smile behind it.
“Probably shouldn’t go sneaking up on someone then,” I mutter once I catch my breath and untangle myself from his grasp. He chuckles at my retort, a rich baritone that makes me feel like shivering.
When I’m a step or two back I’m nearly breathless again, but this time for completely different reasons.
Sturdy was one way to describe his muscular grasp, but now that I have a full frontal view of him, I see my mistake. He’s perfect. Thick arms with nicely defined muscles that don’t bulge too aggressively beneath his white T-shirt, a broad chest, trim waist with low riding blue exercise shorts. And that’s just his body. Bright white teeth gleam at me from behind a broad smile. Thick, dark curly hair begs to have fingers run through it and he has coffee colored eyes framed by long lashes most girls want desperately.
He’s a combination of sultry sex appeal and mischievous intentions as displayed by the twist of his lips. Less than one minute in his presence and I’m practically swooning.
“Who are you?” I blurt out.
With a smirk, he crosses his arms across the planes of chest. “Shouldn’t I be asking the questions, Ms. Breaking and Entering?”
Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.
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