Also by this author: The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)
Finding Him (Covet, #2) by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Covet #2
Published by Skyscape on February 25, 2020
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
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A novel about a shattered family, broken hearts, and healing love by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of Stealing Her.
Coming out of a coma was one hell of a wake-up call. While I was in the dark, my estranged twin brother, Bridge, had replaced me in the company I owned and swept up my fiancée in the takeover. With my ruthless reputation, can I blame them for falling in love? I have to look long and hard at where I’ve been and where I’m headed. Alone time? The universe has other plans.
Our family’s secluded Vermont cabin comes with a gorgeous—if at first, unwelcoming—surprise. She’s renter Keaton Westbrook, a social media superstar struggling with her own private grief. As a winter storm bears down, we’ve found something to keep us warm—an intimacy neither of us expected and both of us need.
After we say goodbye, what happens then? Keaton and I are longing to reconcile with our painful pasts. I can’t bear to do it without her. Is it too much to ask of fate to give us a second chance at life and love?
“Knowledge of pain is knowledge of life . . . it’s like cutting off your blood circulation, suddenly you feel nothing, you just watch the blood—life itself—leave a part of your body. The pain you feel later, the tiny prick of needles attacking your skin, is the side effect of healing, it must happen for healing to take place. The pain gives life, and one day, the pain . . . it will stop. Today . . . isn’t that day, princess.”
Have you read the first book in this series called Stealing Her? If you haven’t you need to go check that one out, not because you need it before you read this one, but because it’s a fantastic story. It’s so original in a world where a lot of books are versions of every other book. It’s not easy to find something so fresh, unique, and captivating.
“For one hour. I just want one hour where—” I stopped myself.
“Would you believe me if I told you that you’re the eye of my storm? The calmest part of my life when everything around me is chaos?”
I had a little bit of a hard time getting invested and interested in Julian in the first book. I loved Bridge the moment I met him in Stealing Her. With Julian though, it took me getting to know him in this book to adore him as much as I did Bridge. These two brothers had so much healing to do, I’m glad that they did not give up on each other.
I hesitated then asked, “Why a kiss?”
His lips pressed into a smile. “Because it’s the only thing that exists in this universe that tells you everything without saying a word.”
Julian and Keaton were perfect for each other. I don’t think anyone else could have understood the other more than they did. One of my favorite things was how vulnerable Julian was, and having Rachel show us that from his POV. I think that helped us understand him so much more.
“And I would be sure to win that war. I just had to help her. And do something that I’d never been able to do in all of my years on this planet—make her fall in love with me.
And not fuck it up.
Make her fall in love with me.
Rachel delivers another book that had my full attention the moment I started it. These books are flat-out amazing. I hope you pick them up and fall in love with these brothers like I did.