Friday, June 28, 2013
Review--Moving Forward by Erika Ashby
Jesika Reynolds’ heart was left broken one year ago when her husband died, leaving her and her son alone in this world. Slowly, she started putting the pieces back together of her life. Knowing that she may never open herself up to love again. That was until the day Derek came into the picture. Why does this gorgeous stranger seem to care so much, so suddenly? Derek Jordan's charm drew her in with an instant connection, and familiarity that helps her feel at ease. Her heart is falling at his feet, but as their relationship grows, so does a secret from both of their pasts that neither saw coming. One by one, the threads slowly start to unravel. Can their newly sought love stand up against the secrets that life is unlocking to their pasts? Or can they decide together that moving forward and forgetting the past is the only option for them to find true happiness?
This book had me in tears early on. The pain that Jesika was feeling was so real to me. Derek is a great guy, but he sucks in the honesty department. I get that he would want to keep Jesika from any pain, but not telling her the truth when he can is not cool. We travel through the ups and downs of their relationship and we get to meet their friends, Mallory and Seth, who's lives are enter-twined with the main characters. Jesika and Seth have an amazing connection, but you will have to read the book to see how things end. 4 out of 5!