Lila was nineteen and going off to college, she hated to leave her family and friends behind. She had the perfect life; she had two best friends whom meant the world to her. She had a great boyfriend, she cared a lot for him and was worried about what would happen once she left for NYC and left him behind.
Although Lila and her boyfriend had been friends for years before dating, she suspected he was unfaithful. It hurt her more than she thought it would when she catches him in the act and found out it had been going on for months. The one person she thought, would never be there for her was now her rock. This man she never thought she would feel anything for was now whom she admired, and wanted in her life. What was going to happen once she left?
Lila was excited when she seen a familiar face in NYC and had met new ones. It couldn’t get any better, she had met great friends and stayed in contact with the man she had fallen for. Things change when tragedy leaves Lila feeling broken and not knowing where to turn, when she has lost two of the most important people in her life. What is she to do now that all her dreams where fading. Could she move on and be happy, or should she just give up hope.
Warning: this book contains Cheating and a Cliffhanger
There is so much that happens in this book. My emotions were all over the place, and I wasn't really sure how I felt about the book. However I have been thinking about this book all week since I finished it,. It is a story that stays with you and affects you. I loved the authors writing and how the story flowed. I do not like cheating in books and I am having a hard time getting over it in this book. Im hoping in the follow up books we really get into the characters head on why they decided to cheat. There were sooooo many times I wanted to shake some of the characters and saw what are you doing!!!
The main character are Lila, Liam, and Evan. Liam has been in love with Lila since he laid eyes on her. Lila took a little longer to discover her feeling for Liam, but once she falls she falls hard. The are soul mates and extremely in love, but Liam is going away to serve in the Armed Forces and Lila is going to school in New York. While in New York Lila meets Evan. They start out as just friends, but both develop strong feelings. Evan wants more with Lila and she is lonely without Liam and is drawn to Evan. What happens when you're in love with two different people? How can you chose one and forget about the other? Find out what Lila decides and how she lives with her decisions by reading this book. There is so much more that goes on in the story but you'll have to read it to find out.
I am definitely Team Liam. I didn't dislike Evan, but I just feel like he isn't meant for Lila. I also loved the supporting characters and can't wait to see if they get their own books ( hopefully Nikki and Lila's brother get their own!!). Once you read this book you will need to read the follow-up. I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!! Ah that ending about killed me. I saw the HEA at the end of the tunnel and them train wreck! I'm hoping we will get more answer in the very near future!
I love music! I have used some of these songs in Embracing Love. I have listened to all of them while writing, some of them over and over. I would open the playlist and get lost in the music while writing. Each song has lyrics that fit with the characters, and their story. There are a couple songs that mean more than others. When I say I had them on repeat, they were on repeat for hours! My husband is thankful for my ear buds.
· Broken by Lifehouse
· What Hurts The Most by Rascal Flatts
· I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts
· Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
· Poison And Wine by The Civil Wars
· I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
· It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
· Marry Me by Train
· Here Comes Goodbye by Rascal Flatts
· Not Over You by Gavin Degraw
· Far Away by Nickelback
· Make You Feel My Love by Adele
· God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
· Naughty Girl by Beyonce
· I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
· If I Were Your Man by Bruno Mars
· God Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
· You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
· Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
· Wind Beneath My Wings by Bete Midler
· Remember Me by Sarah McLachlan
Delisa Lynn grew up in Columbus Ohio and loves Buckeye football. After working in retail photography for sixteen years, she wanted to take a different path and attended college where she received a diploma in Medical Assisting. She married her high school sweetheart, and moved to the Midwest, missing the east coast they decided to move back and are now residing in Western New York with their fur daughter Sophie. Delisa has always had a passion for reading, and has wanted to write her own novel. Delisa loves the outdoors, traveling, shopping and family time. When not writing, you can find her snuggling up with her fur daughter and reading a good book or watching a good movie. Delisa is currently writing Borrowed, a Novella from Evan Martin’s POV. Also look for Embracing Us and Embracing Hearts, all releasing early 2014.