A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
Published by Indie Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.
I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.
But now he’s back.
I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid.
Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.
One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey bought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.
*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*
“When I left, I left my soul here, with you.”
From the start, I could feel the burn. While I knew that this was a second chance story, I didn’t realize how painful it would be. The struggle is real and raw and heartbreaking for most of the time. It is evident that these two are destined to be together but there is too much history and pain from their past that constantly keeps you wondering if they can make it.
Elliot and Wade were destined to be together. From the moment they locked eyes as teenagers, their magnetic pull was intense. Young and in love, life got in the way and forced them to face important decisions that teenagers have zero experience with. Ultimately, the two end up separated with a lot of pain, anger and heartbreak. They’ve done everything they can to avoid each other for the past seven years. When devastation hits both of them in the form of a loved one, and they are forced back tougher, will they be able to sustain that all consuming love they had years ago or will they realize that they’ve held on to young love that no longer exists?
What I like about this second chance story is how hard Elliot and Wade fight for each other. They certainly struggle and push each other away yet again but neither one of them could let the other go and when faced with moments to try to force them to do just that, they couldn’t.
If you have read any of my reviews, you’ll know I’m a sucker for brooding men and Wade is right up my ally. He’s struggling with his past while struggling with his future. He’s hurt, sad, heartbroken and just emotionally spent. He’s done and seen things that past seven years that has changed the man that he has but the one factor that never changes, despite is denial, is his love for Elliot. His heart is huge and when he finally decides to break down that wall, it’s a beautiful sight.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and this it is the perfect second chance book for those that need a little angst, a little motivation to throw their kindle/book and a whole lot of undeniable love.