I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.
She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.
But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.
He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?
But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.
News flash, buddy: I am over you.
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I’m all about second chance romances, especially when it’s one that tells the story of a couple who were high school sweethearts, experiencing all of their firsts together and never quite forgetting one another despite the time and the distance between them after they went their separate ways.
As soon as Weston and Jane see each other, it’s clear that they’re both caught off-guard by the other’s appearance…that Jane doesn’t quite know how to react to having Weston back in her life…that Weston sees this little reunion as a way to prove himself to the girl he left behind. But what’s also abundantly clear is that Weston and Jane’s past is complicated and messy, and Jane’s emotional stability in the present is wrapped up in not thinking about the events of the past and just how drastically her life changed after Weston left, which, at this point, almost seems like a mute point given the fact that Weston appears to be a permanent fixture in Jane’s life and career.
To make sense of Weston and Jane’s reactions in the present, it’s important to see what happened in their past, and Kendall Ryan concretely explores the connection that Weston and Jane once shared over a decade ago, and by illustrating how good they were together and how strong their bond was, it makes even more sense that they would have unfinished business, regardless of how ‘over’ one another they want to ‘appear’ to be. And, by the time Ryan finishes providing all of the necessary insight, readers have a better handle on what led to their first break-up and what could happen between them in the here and now if they put each other first instead of their ambition and responsibilities.
There has to be a reason that fate put Weston and Jane in each other’s paths again, even 10 years later, so while these two can attempt to fight their attraction and the feelings that have been laying dormant for all that time, it’s pretty much an impossible feat, but the scars from the past also take up Jane’s present headspace and because they reconnect a bit too quickly, their second chance might be over before it ever really begins.
Dear Jane is a sweet and swoon worthy read, and while I felt like Weston and Jane jumped into a new beginning without really addressing the past or what they went through, it’s clear that they’re made for one another, and as long as they can clearly see what they’re up against and vow to work together when things get tough then they’ll more than make it, and I enjoyed see how these characters worked things out.
4 Poison Apples
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
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