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Then There Was You (Second Chances Duet #1) by Claire Contreras

Then There Was You Book Cover Then There Was You
Second Chances Duet #1
Claire Contreras
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
March 4th 2018

Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in.

Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.
Timing was never on our side.
My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.
My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her.
My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.

Love and timing.
I didn't believe in either.
Then there was you . . .

Jenny’s Review

Oh for the love of god……. fricken cliff hangers

I usually wait until all the books are out in a series that ends unresolved. But damn it I know the next book is out soon so why not, but why oh why oh why do I do this to myself. And holy shit I could throw this fricken book at the way it made me feel. Oh the feelings… I’m keeping this spoil free but I’m dying to get the next book and to let you all how impatient I really am

Rowen and Tessa are childhood friends and lovers. Separated by college years and the lack of wanting relationship statuses, oh and that one word called love. They both fear the word love and relationship. So they both walk away without a fight.

After college, Tessa comes home to tie up lose ends and get her divorced parents house ready to sell before accepting an apprenticeship in Paris or New York. Of course the minute she sees Rowen the feelings are back tenfold. However Rowen is still stuck on this “no relationship, no love” journey in life. Yet, he does want, need, and has to have her. He just won’t say it in the words, relationship or love. Rowen will go to whatever lengths it takes to get his parents company. This includes giving up all his wants, his needs, and his deep feelings for the one girl he’s ever felt that connection with. So after weeks of finally getting the girl back on the pretense that “this is for fun”, what better way to get this task accomplished then to just walkaway from her and enter a “contract” with someone else…

This story, god this story….. I’ve enjoyed Claire Contreras in the past, loved her writing and stories. This one is a slow burn, like seriously burning…. and the angst, off the charts. The love between these two sizzles the pages. Leaves you begging for more. I definitely will be waiting, patiently, for the conclusion. I’m praying that my assumptions will be right!!!!!??????