In Robin York’s provocative new novel, two young ex-lovers find themselves together again in the shadow of tragedy—and an intense, undeniable attraction.
Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she’s back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart.
Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family—a family that’s already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she’s on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs.
They’re together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn’t fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still.
They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn’t be harder.
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for review.
Soooooo good! Oh my gosh, I read this book so "hard" for the first couple of days, and then I had to put aside for a bit - I was so scared for it to end! After how "Deeper" ended and what West did in the beginning of this book, I didn't trust that things would end okay and I honestly didn't think I could handle it! But, eventually I was able to keep calm and carry on, and I'm so glad I persevered because Robin York knows exactly how to write what's needed, even if it can be painful at times.
I love how we get to see more of West in "Harder". His life back in Oregon is truly heartbreaking, but seeing this helps us to understand the crappy things he does. Sometimes, I wanted to slap that guy upside the head, while at the same time give him a warm mama hug. That's when you know you've got a memorable character, when they make you feel all these feelings!
Caroline is still the strong, resilient, brave person she was in "Deeper", and once again we get to see just how forgiving she can be. Although she's still dealing with the lawsuit against her ex, her issues seem to take a bit of a backseat to West's this time around. He's just got so much to deal with, but Caroline is there every step of the way.
I love this series! I'm so glad I read it, and I can't wait to see what Robin York comes up with next!