Love Story by Lauren Layne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There is nothing I love more than a good brother's best friend romance. I haven't read one in a while and this one definitely didn't let me down.
Reece's childhood hasn't been easy. He's used to the people he loves, abandoning and leaving him lonely. The only constant through his childhood, was the Hawkin's family. Being Craig Hawkin's best friend, was the best thing that could have ever happened to him, because he didn't just get a friend, he got a family. He has always been like a son to the Hawkin parents, and a brother to the sisters. Having Lucy and Brandi as little sisters, gave Reece someone to protect and look after. That was all good and dandy, until he could no longer look at Lucy as a sister. Lucy was always there when he needed her. Even when he didn't realize he did. So of course it was easy to fall for her. Just like it was easy to come to the conclusion that she would one day leave him too. She does what he always knew she would, she left.
Lucy has always been in love with her big brother's best friend, Reece. Being with him, and loving him, come easy to her. He is her world. Her everything, until he makes sure he isnt. Leaving town is the best thing she could of done, for her. But it also made things a lot more complicated. Made lies, truths, hurts, and love, more twisted than ever.
Now after so long of not talking to each other, they find themselves on a cross country trip together.
Two weeks. One car.
Two broken hearts. One destination.
Two determinations. One 'endgame'.
Having the love of tour life, as a child, is completely different than having the live of your life as an adult. People change. Life changes. Hearts change. Who they once were, aren't who they are now. The way they once loved each other, is harder to achieve now. They no longer know each other, or what they are or want to be to each other.
Two weeks together can either make for an amazing 'Love Story' or an epic fail.
I wanted to hate Reece, but with the more I read, I realized I simply couldn't do it. His heart is so big. His actions are not so great, but with the life he's had to live, you can understand why he does what he does. I loved Lucy's fire. Her never back down, never let go attitude. They were so good togethwr growing up, and could be great together as adults. It was a rough road, but a good one.
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