Title: When I Was Yours
Author: Samantha Towle
Release Date: Nov 10, 2015
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“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.
He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”
What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?
Of course, I said yes.
Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.
Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.
I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.
Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.
Answers I can’t give.
MY REVIEW (D)
This was my first Samantha Towle book. Yeah, yeah, don’t judge.
When I Was Yours was an enjoyable read. I liked the past present POV. The alternating time frames filled in gaps and explanations into the characters decisions and way of thinking. Through the span of time the reader is also able to really see the emotions and years of feelings that built up.
That being said there were times in the book where I wondered if the time frame was too long — if the characters Adam and Evie would have feelings that strong after 10 years. There is no definitive answer as this is a fictional book with fictional characters but it did cross my mind.
I loved Evie’s character and personality. She was fresh with the right amount of naivety balanced with the right amount of sass.
Adam was a likeable character but I didn’t find anything that set him apart from other book boyfriends. He had all the swoon and hottie factors and he kept my interest enough throughout the story. I was just hoping there would be something WOW about him.
The storyline itself was enough to keep me turning the pages. I loved the humor and banter between Adam and Evie.
The past POV were my favorite chapters because Adam and Evie’s relationship was what eighteen year olds should be like… fun, carefree, hot and with all the butterflies and feels you can fit on a page. It’s full of that push and pull angst that a second chance romance should have.
If you like stories of second chances and love that never dies then WHEN I WAS YOURS is a must read.
D 3.5/5 stars
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