THE STORY OF US
By: Tara Sivec
Release Date: (June 11, 2017; Forever Yours eBook; $3.99)
How much can a man take before he breaks?
1,843 days. That’s how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I’ll do anything to get back to her.
Only Shelby Eubanks isn’t the girl I left behind all those years ago. She’s someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother’s ambitions. But I won’t give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review *
~ 3.5 Always You, Only You Stars ~
I absolutely loved the premise and storyline of this book. This is a different side of Tara Sivec than I am used too. I have been a fan of hers since her Chocolate Series. That series will have you laughing out loud, but this book will touch on all of your inner emotions. This is a heartbreaking but also a heartwarming story about having a second chance at love.
I think what my biggest problem with this book was all of the inner monologue. We were in the characters heads a little too much. I think some inner monologue is good because it puts you in the head of the characters and you can really feel what they are feeling. But this book had way too much!!!! I like more dialogue between characters. I think when you take away that dialogue between characters you loose that personal connection that they share. I found it hard to see Eli and Shelby’s connection. Yes I could tell they both loved each other very much and were willing to make personal sacrifices for the other, but I think had there been more interaction between them it would’ve come across better on paper.
Now with that said, I would still recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of a second chance romance. This story will tug at your heartstrings. Story Of Us is a standalone novel told in Dual POV. Like I said I loved the storyline and the characters we meet in this book. I thought the story flowed really well and the pace would’ve been better without all the inner monologue. Just when I thought this story was going to be a predictable read, Tara through in some curveballs. They kept me turning the pages!!
In this story we follow the journey of Eli and Shelby. Shelby is a young woman who comes from a very well off family, but to say she has a very rocky relationship with her mom is putting it mildly. So when she meets Eli, the stable boy, you can guess that doesn’t go over very well. Trying to make her mom happy Shelby leaves for college, but not before making a move on Eli….that doesn’t go so well. Four years later Shelby comes back and reunites with Eli and they have a summer affair. Well that is not accepted by her mom. So color Shelby surprised when all of a sudden Eli leaves for the Marines without a word good bye. What happens from here is made up of lies, betrayal, deceit and hurt. Will Eli and Shelby ever get their HEA. What would you do for the one you love?? Read this story of second chance love to find out.
If you are a fan of Tara Sivec’s you will want to read this book.
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2otrp2C
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.
Social Media Links
Add The Story of Us to your shelf on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2otDc0R
Follow Tara Sivec on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rEiOus
Follow Tara Sivec on BookBub: http://bit.ly/2qkXVkk
Enter to win 1 of 15 free ebook downloads of The Story of Us! http://bit.ly/2qoDIcz