Every tick of the clock takes something away.
Aryn Andrews is a single father doing the best he can under the circumstances.
When you meet the one you love, you plan for everything but the end—especially an end that comes too soon. After losing his wife during childbirth, Aryn vowed to be the kind of father that his daughter, Ayli, could be proud of. Every decision he makes is to ensure her happiness.
Bethany Michaelson is a victim of life.
Multiple hardships endured, Bethany never fails to find the silver lining in everything. Gracious, loyal, obedient, but above all, she is strong. All she wants is to change her inevitable fate, but in order to do that she has to be the one thing she isn’t. Brave.
Aryn has learned to accept his loss.
Bethany mourns hers every day.
How do you start over with someone who fears a new beginning?
Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5
Talk about being late to write a review! I am a huge fan of CL Stacey’s work, and this is by far my favorite of the entire series. I would like to say that although I HIGHLY recommend reading the series from start to finish they can all be read individually. I have been nothing but impressed with Stacey since I discovered her work in early 2017, I can honestly say that her writing gets better and better as I read more from here. I can not wait to see what she has in store for us in 2018.
Bethany is nothing short of an amazing character. Although she is filled with pain the runs down to her core, she is able to mask her true feelings with her sunny outlook. Aryn, having raised his daughter alone since the tragic death of his wife, knows pain when he sees it. These two characters are destined to be with each other from their first meeting, although it was very awkward. Although these two try desperately to keep their relationship strictly plutonic or are they destined to have they’re happily ever after together. As things start to level out for these two, of course, the pain that Bethany has been running from catches up to her and leaves Aryn questioning if she is even the person he thought she was.
This is an amazing story of redemption and navigating our way through the story that is life. These two learn how to love and be loved in return once again after great pain and heartache. If you have not grabbed this book yet I strongly recommend Plan B and the entire rest of this series to kick off 2018 with.
*** I received this ARC at no cost from the Author ***