My Papai always said wine made everything better. Countless times he uttered those familiar words to me— “The Merlot will melt your problems away meu amor. With a good bottle of wine in your hand, you hold the magical key to anything you want.”
I believed my father whole heartily, until my world came crashing down on me at twenty-four years old.
It wasn’t going to take wine to help Brody and I find our way back to one another. It was going to take fighting … not only for our love—
But for my life.
Her eyes met mine, and I swear I’d never felt my stomach twist and turn like that. She was gorgeous. Dark brown hair pulled up neatly on her head, green eyes that danced with excitement, and skin that looked like it had been kissed by the sun. When I accidentally brushed my hand across her shoulder, my entire body caught fire.
It only took me a few minutes to get myself back under control so I could speak to her, but the jerk sitting across from her started talking to her.
“So, Brynlee, what are you getting your degree in?” he asked.
Brynlee smiled politely, but I got the feeling she didn’t want to talk to him. “Business management.”
Bingo. My cue.
“Really? Same here,” I cut in as I turned to Brynlee. “Well, chemical engineering with a minor in business.”
Brynlee turned and looked at me with the sweetest smile. I actually had to concentrate on breathing while I looked at those beautiful bee-stung lips. “Wow, that’s impressive. I wonder if we’ve had any classes together?”
Hell no. I’d remember seeing this beautiful creature.
“Must not have.”
Keeping the grin on her face, she shrugged. “Well, some of those classes were huge. You could have been in the back or something.”
I lifted my beer and took a drink as Brynlee’s eyes fell to my lips. Setting my beer back on the table, I gave her a panty-melting smile, ensuring to show my dimples. She seemed to like them. Her breath caught every time she looked at them. “I’m pretty damn sure I’d have noticed you if you were in any of my classes, Brynlee.”
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Unmistakble Love Stars ~
One thing I’ve learned from reading all the books I have, is that I truly am a sucker for the over the top, Insta-love, fairytale romance story that I’ve come to expect from a Kelly Elliott book. Yes she gives us drama and angst, but she also gives us Heroes that sweep the heroine off her feet and you can’t help but fall in love with them. She also knows how to give us a story full of the emotions and feels we want from a 5 star read.
Who We Were is exactly that!! This book sucked me in within the first few pages and held on all the way through. It is most definitely an insta love scenario but it truly worked for this storyline. I have to say I think this book might just be my favorite Kelly Elliott book so far. (and that is saying something because I love her Wanted Series) This book was filled with such heart and emotion, you can’t help but get sucked into it. I have a feeling this book is going to touch the lives of many readers and will also hit home for many too. I don’t want to give too much of the storyline away, but I will say that I thought Kelly handled a tough subject matter extremely well. You can tell she put the time and effort into researching this book to give us the best story she could.
In this story we meet Brynlee and Brody!! What amazing characters. They have a world wind romance. What I loved about their journey was that they showed the reader that life isn’t always easy. Brynlee and Brody are faced with many challenges in this book and their love is truly put to the test. But they had an amazing support group within their family and friends, that you just knew they could make it through. I rooted for them all the way through this book. I honestly believe everyone needs to meet both Brynlee and Brody.
I also loved the secondary characters in this story. Brynlee’s parents, her sister Melanie and Brody’s BFF Travis, were just as important to this story as the main characters were. I loved that Melanie and Travis also brought forward some much needed comic relief to this storyline. Just when things were about to get too heavy, they came along and lightened the mood. I also loved the direction Kelly took these characters.
Again without saying too much, I am just going to leave you with this …. Read this book!!! You won’t be sorry.
Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.
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