Sunday, June 23, 2019

ARC Review: If We Could Go Back by Cara Dee

If We Could Go Back (Camassia Cove, #6)
From the Blurb:

My sister asked me if I could stand the sight my own reflection, if I’d caused enough damage yet, but I didn’t see myself when I looked into the mirror. I saw Kieran standing behind me, pressing a kiss to my shoulder while he undid my belt. I saw everything I wanted that I couldn’t have. Not unless I was prepared to hurt everyone around me. 
Kieran was in a similar situation.

Were we monsters or men? Were they one and the same? Did we give a flying f—hell. We did care. Just not enough to stop, not enough to walk away, and I knew we constantly asked ourselves the same question because of it. If we could go back to when we met on the train…if we could erase the deceit, erase our first hello…would we?

Ky's rating:

Give me more!

Another favorite by Cara Dee! This story was wonderful, it captivated me from the first page till the last and it's one of those stories where I wish I could experience everything about it again for the first time.

Kieran and Bennett are in their late twenties when we meet them, they both have jobs, wives, kids... They start off as friends with Bennett trying to understand his weird fascination and attraction to the man he met on the train.

Warning: There is cheating in this book so if that's a hard limit stay away, but I really hope you won't because that's a journey worth taking with these characters.

The story takes place over five years and through that time we see Bennett and Kieran meet, become friends, become lovers, trying to make things right, failing, hurting, loving each other. It's a powerful story about two people trying to do the right thing for those around them and failing miserably because at the same time they want a chance at being happy with their lives.

I won't say they handled their situation in the best way possible but I'm not here to judge them either. They did what they did, they had to face the consequences and we got to read a story about real people that could easily live just down the road.

I'm always liking Cara Dee's stories, her writing style works for me every time and in this book she worked her magic once more.

I very rarely read a book a second time but I have a feeling I'll be reading this again at some point.

All the stars!

*An ARC of this book was kindly provided to me in exchange for an honest review. *

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