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Rating: 4/4.5 stars
Synopsis: Sometimes in life we can’t help who we fall in love with, no matter how hard we try. No matter what type of person they make us become. Wren Porter knew that first hand. Her best friend’s brother, Dane Evans’ was the only guy she’d ever had eyes for. He was, “The One.” The one she was supposed to marry someday. To grow old with, but it was hard to love someone that would never love her back.
After revealing to Dane that their one-night-stand had resulted in a pregnancy, she knew that the baby would be her only real link to the boy she loved. After tragedy strikes, Wren was left feeling like her heart would be broken forever. But hearts were made to mend, and people were made to love. And when an unexpected person comes into her life, it forces her to feel, something she hasn’t done in a long time. She thought it was too soon, and that she wasn’t ready. What she didn’t know was that love doesn’t come when you expect it or when you’re ready. It came crashing in at the craziest of times, and when you thought you’d never be able to love again.
Would she ever fully recover from the boy that would forever cause her heartbreak? Because the green-eyed boy wanted her whole heart and nothing less?
It’s time to stop running, stop hiding, and start learning where the true escape lies. Everyone will face heartbreak, but not everyone will find love.
I was really excited when I heard about this book! I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and although I knew that this book was going to be about different characters, I still couldn't wait to read it! This book was really sad and emotional, but at the same time it was uplifting! The plot started with a bang, which I didn't see coming, and then it showed the aftermath of what had happened! I was genuinely shocked by what happened at the beginning! I just didn't see it coming! It set the plot up though and the development of it! I really enjoyed the plot too! It was beautiful, sad, and made me tear up at times! It was also developed nicely and I read it in a few sittings! I loved it, and I loved that it had a different spin on it! I also hate to mention it considering I did receive an ARC, but there was a lot of grammar missing in this book, that I was actually fixing it all in my head! I really hope that this is fixed in the final version! That's my only complaint with this book though! The characters were amazing! Wren was the main female character and I have to admit that I did have a bit of a hard time connecting with her at the beginning of this book! Her life was about to change, but I couldn't understand why she couldn't move on from a guy that wanted nothing to do with her! I guess you have to have really strong feelings for someone, which I never have, to be not be able to let them go, so maybe that was why I couldn't understand it! Wren came a long way in this book though, and there were times when I just wanted to wrap her in a huge hug! She grew a lot as a character and I loved her changes and that she grew a lot! She really surprised me, and I loved her more as this book developed! Bentley was the main male character and he was such a sweetheart! I just adored him! He was so attentive and he was always there for Wren, which I loved! I could also see that he had really deep feelings for Wren, and that those feelings intensified as the plot did! Everyone needs a guy like Bentley! He worked hard, was reliable, and was just the sweetest guy! I just absolutely loved him, and he not only added a lot to the plot, but he added a lot to Wren's journey as well! I loved that this book was written from both Wren and Bentley's point of views! It made the book more interesting, and I think that it kinda had to be written from both of their point of views because of what happens in the plot! A few of the characters from the first book also made a few appearances in this book too, which I loved! I'm not sure if there's going to be another book in this series or another book or a novella for Wren and Bentley! I don't think there will be, but I can see maybe a novella for them as the ending was a little bit rushed, but was beautiful! The cover for this book is absolutely stunning! The model on the front suits the character of Wren and it just looks stunning! Big thank you to Regina for an ARC of Causing Heartbreak and to Enticing Journey Book Promotions for having me on the Blog Tour!
Regina is a Contemporary & NA romance author from Kentucky. She loves spending time with her family, and in her free time she can be found behind her computer or a good book. To learn about her new releases or upcoming events, or just to see what she's chatting about, you can visit http://www.reginabartley.com/