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When Light Leads to You (Forget Me Knot #2) by C.R. Ellis

When Light Leads to You Book Cover When Light Leads to You
Forget Me Knot #2
C.R. Ellis
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
August 1st, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a crush on a boy. Eventually, they fell in love. They lived happily ever after.
Except they didn’t. Not even close.
I’m the girl, but that’s not my story.
Once upon a time, I fell for a boy, but we didn’t have a happily ever after. In fact, we crashed and burned. Which turned out to be for the best because it forced me to grow up and realize the only wedding bells in my future are the ones I orchestrate for clients.
For six years I’ve been perfectly content with meaningless, short-lived flings and running from anything that resembles a real relationship.
That boy?
He’s my best friend’s brother, and he’s no longer the boy I fell for—he’s a man I can’t stand.
Oh, and he’s also my new neighbor.

Seemingly overnight, Jasmine Winters went from being my sister’s best friend to being the girl I couldn’t get enough of. But like most good things, it didn’t last.
Things fell apart so suddenly, I’m able to convince myself that summer never happened. At least, I was, until the only distance between us is a hallway instead of a time zone.
Six years ago, I let Jasmine slip through my fingers without an explanation because I was convinced we’d be better off apart. But now that we’re neighbors, our unspoken vow of apathy has unwittingly been shattered.
Our exchanges consist of trading insults and icy stare downs. But in-between, I catch glimpses of the way she used to look at me, glimpses of the girl I fell for years ago.
Things are different now, though. This time…I won’t let her walk away without giving me answers.

Megan’s Review

“How does one become a butterfly?” She asked, “you must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
-Trina Paulus

When I saw the cover to When Light Leads to You, I was just drawn to the beautiful array of colors and as I am always searching for new authors to read, I just jumped aboard the C. R. Ellis train and I haven’t looked back since. This is my first story by this author and I am yet to read the first one in the Forget Me Knot series, Why Stars Chase the Sun, but I will absolutely check that one out too. Each can be read as a standalone. If you are a fan of second chance love stories and the “I love my best friends older brother” stories then I’m sure you’re going to adore When Light Leads to You.

Jasmine has some serious trust issues with the opposite sex and as a result is not interested in commitment or settling down. All she’s interested in is having fun without the complications that can arise when the heart and feelings become involved. There is only one man who has truly owned Jas’ heart and that is her best friend’s older brother Dean, until he broke her heart six years ago through a series of miscommunications. That’s when Jasmine realized that Dean only saw her as his little sisters best friend and nothing more.

Fast forward six years and Dean and Jasmine have come face to face once more. Jas wants to give herself to Dean, but also wants to protect her heart from being shattered once more. If there is one person who has the ability to not only heal her heart, but also has the ability to break it, it’s Dean. Can she really afford to take that risk again?

“I’d never been a believer in fairytales until I realized that some people are meant to live one of their own.”

The sexual tension and chemistry between Jasmine and Dean was electrifying and steamy beyond all belief. While Dean and Jas are not perfect and they own their own flaws, they are perfect for each other and the more I read, the more I could really feel the adoration and affection between them. I really enjoyed the push and pull between the two and the angst really kept me enthralled throughout. I couldn’t wait to see if Jas and Dean would get their long sought after second chance.

When Light Leads to You is a beautifully written and romantic story about opening your guarded heart once more and taking a chance on the one person who is made for you to love; Dean and Jas have an amazing and passionate story to tell and if you are anything like me and live for your second chance love stories, then definitely check this one out.