OMG Why didn't I read A.L. Jackson's books sooner.... Her stories are full of emotion and are written so perfectly that you feel every single word. The book ripped my heart out and made me ache for the characters as if I'd known them my whole life. William and Maggie; this is their story. A love that grew over one summer and then everything shattered in one day. Will goes away for six years and the love he felt for her haunts him still…
I loved this book, it was a page turner. I wanted to devour each page in seconds just to know what laid ahead; I couldn’t put it down. An emotionally charged book, that deals with the horrors of abuse and domestic violence; of how love can heal wounds and the power of embracing a second chance.
The story is told from alternating POV’s and going back and forth to present and past. I loved how the author joined their past story with the present; you were able to see the whole picture, the perspective and all the feelings from both characters then and now! I loved her. Oh God...I loved her. She was everything, ripped me apart and made me whole. "Make me remember what it feels like to be loved."
A true recommendation if you want a powerful love story, even if getting there was really hard!!!