“When we were together… Kade had always said our love was bigger than the sky.”
As a huge fan of second chance love and Alpha male romance, I could not resist reading this book after I read the blurb. Here, I’ll just show you so you can see for yourself:
“Five years ago, I left my fiancé, hotter than hot Navy SEAL Kade Kelly, at the altar. No, I’m not an idiot. Yes, I had my reasons… Upon returning to my hometown, I find that Kade’s now home for good… He scares the crap out of me. He thrills me. He used to tell me our love was bigger than the sky…. I always knew ours was a once-in-a-lifetime love. So how can he be so sure it can happen again?”
The entire story is told to us from Amelia’s POV and the tone of it is actually quite light-hearted! It’s a full-length novel but a very fast read and I found myself easily breezing though the pages. Overall, I’d say that it was a fun read with a sexy romance that tugged my heart strings mixed in with some small-town drama.
Kade was the highlight of the book for me. I totally loved him. He was a sweet Alpha male. Very dominant, broody and possessive, but not in an overbearing way. That poor guy really had his heart broken when she’d left. But, being the big badass Alpha that he was, he was determined not to lose her a second time.
“Every night, babe, closed my eyes, saw your face.”
It was kind of a classic storyline. He loves her, he wants her back, so he rescues her, brings her to his home, protects her, wants to rekindle their romance… while there wasn’t anything really surprising about the storyline, I still totally bought it. Kade made me swoon and I loved seeing him work to get his girl back.
Amelia was funny. I liked her ‘voice’ and she gave the whole story a fun vibe. To be honest, the drama did get “over-the-top” at times but for some reason, it mostly just worked for me. I wasn’t trying to take things seriously, and just found myself loving their romance and overall feeling quite entertained by the story.
“My emotions have been flipping out since the moment I saw him and the I’m-really-sorry-I-left-your-gorgeous-ass-at-the-altar-five-years-ago-I-dont-know-what-else-to-do-but-apologize-but-now-you’ve-killed-me-by-buying-the-house-I-loved-which-makes-me-want-to-stab-you-repeatedly-but-would-you-mind-so-much-if-I-fuck-you-first-before-murdering-you thing I’ve got going is wearing me out.”
There’s plenty of steam in this this book! They’d had years of history together and once they rekindled their romance, things got quite hot… many times… in many places… and many positions 😉
“Open your eyes,” I hear his gravelly voice call to me.
When I do, my eyes lock onto his, which are so full of intensity… so full of pride because he knows he’s made me come hard… and so full of love.
There were a few things that had me rolling my eyes (especially that extra bit of drama at the end – omg! O.o) but I honestly just went with it. For whatever reason, things that might otherwise have turned me away, actually just worked for me here. I think the main reason was the fact that the romance was so strong and so heartfelt that it just kept the story very centered and I really appreciated that.
“Loved you a long time. Never stopped. Was lost without you those five years. Don’t even know how I kept breathing, but somehow I did. And now here you are.”
Kade and Amelia’s story was completely wrapped up at the end of this book with a HEA and a really sweet epilogue, but there is a secondary side story (involving their friends) that leads you right into the next book. And I actually really love that story set up — it sounds deliciously heart-wrenching — so I’ll definitely be reading the next book in the series whenever it comes out!
Overall, I found this book really entertaining — I swooned. It was hot. Cute. Funny. Romantic. Steamy. As I said, it got to be a little ‘much’ at times, but it wasn’t that big a deal and I’m really happy I read it!
Oh, and also, I seriously love the cover and the way that the title ties in with the story.
Rating: 4 stars. Standalone (first in a series of standalones).