~ Sometimes, one degree is all that separates you from the one you were meant to be with ~
Wes Bergman was sex on a stick.
We’d been circling one another our entire lives, mingling at the same clubs... attending the same events…sharing mutual acquaintances…yet we’d never actually met.
Until…we both boarded a Windjammer Cruise in the Caribbean. And it was like meeting my long, lost best friend for the first time. I hadn’t ever connected with a guy that way before.
But Wes had a girlfriend. So, when the week was over, he walked off the ship, unknowingly taking a piece of my heart with him.
Now, over a decade later, newly divorced, I’m the proverbial fish out of water. Dating has totally changed. Apps. Swipe left. Swipe right. Catfishing. Men my age want two things: twenty-five-year-olds—like my ex’s new child bride of a wife—or just a quick hook-up.
After a string of bad dates, I finally did something I never thought I’d do. I had a hot one-night stand with a really handsome guy I met online who didn’t even know my real name.
Turned out Mr. Fling is a big shot for my company’s newest client. And just my luck, that client’s CEO is none other than...Wes Bergman.
Now I’m separated by one degree again from the man who stole my heart.
And Mr. Fling could destroy my chance of what I want most – a Do-Over with Wes.
I enjoyed this book, a lot. I loved the idea of the missed opportunities and the intersection of those opportunities.
There is a lot of angst in this book, as you watch Wes and Tara struggle with their initial meeting, the missed opportunity, running in to one another again, their relationship status, their families, and the feelings they have for one another.
They had wonderful chemistry, and I love how real and genuine their initial meeting felt. It seemed like the way it happens in real life, you meet someone who you just connect with. You talk for hours, you don't notice the passing of time, and you feel more connected to them than you should considering how long you have known them.
But, this book is about missing chances, about your life going in a different direction, about wondering and what ifs that are presented when life leads you around and back to the same person again. Do you take the risk?
I adored that they were one degree of separation from one another, and that their lives were on a parallel path, even though they did not intersect.
There is a definite breast cancer subplot, and it is heart-wrenching. I actually struggled a bit with wondering if maybe it was too intense for the romance I was reading, but at the same time it works. And, it lends a depth to the story that really grabs you and makes you see not only life from Wes and Tara's eyes, but also allows you to see the person they are underneath all of the things they let others see.
The chemistry with Wes and Tara is real. And, they treat one another the way I think you would in the same situation. With a reverence that is brought from the fact that it took them almost 15 years to get to where they are now, but with the joy of a newly explored love as well.
I enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend it.
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