*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan
The collision of two damaged hearts...
Meet Elizabeth Williams. She is at the airport on an important work assignment. If everything goes smoothly, after three years of hard work, she’ll get a promotion and a much-needed raise. Elizabeth is putting her life back on track after it was ripped out from under her feet four years ago when she lost her parents along with all her dreams. Standing here, she believes her life is going to change for the better any moment now. Nothing can go wrong, right?
Meet Ryan Price. He came to Moscow on business. Right now, Ryan is standing at the airport looking at a ‘present’ from his brother, judging by the sign a beautiful young woman is holding. Damn his brother for not cancelling this arrangement as Ryan asked.
Miscommunications and misunderstandings and a brilliant but painful love story begins.
There will be a scary flight, lovely breakfasts, long evening conversations, sharing a secret or two, discovering one another, a lot of laughter, tender moments and some tears, a fight and, of course, the I-am-ready-for-the-end-of-the-world kiss.
Somewhere along the way, they won’t be able to fight their feelings any longer.
For the first time in his life, Ryan will experience a different shade of lust. And for the first time in her life, Elizabeth will have to trust despite all of the times she has been hurt.
Will these two wounded lost souls find love, peace and comfort in each other or will they just break each other more? Is it a train wreck of a love story or a happily ever after?
This is a new adult book and is intended for readers who are at least 17 years old. Adult content/language/situations are inside.
The story of Elizabeth Williams and Ryan Price. It caught me off guard and what I thought would be a really simple story that I could see turned into something I can't describe. Something brilliant. The hurt from Liz's past and her fears of trusting people for them just to leave her and Ryan's fears of emotionally shutting people out because it's all he knows and was raised to abide by.
I admit I didn't like his pompous ways but the way the author provided both POV of the characters made me learn more about them than I could imagine.
I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did but it was so beautifully written and the journey the pair go on, finding acceptance over how they feel and their biggest hang up of 'trust' held them from accepting things with one another sooner.
It's not just your standard boy meets girl story. It's so much more. It gripped me and left me wanting more.
I can't wait to read the next installment from Emily Krat.
A well deserved 5 star book.
There is something about Ryan Price that draws me towards him. A rare and powerful pull I have no desire or strength to fight.
I know that he rarely lets his controlled mask slip and here he is - showing me all his emotions, showing that this is affecting him too...
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