Prescott Lane is a new to me author and after reading the blurb for this book, I jumped at the chance to read it. This book was much more than just your average romance; this was an emotional story about two people who have been through such tragedy and heartbreak and weren’t really living till they laid eyes on the other. They are both damaged, yet when they come together they just might be able to finally heal and move on from their pain. This book took me on the ultimate roller coaster of emotions and I highly recommend bringing tissues with you on your journey.
Annalyse has spent the last 5 years traveling the world and trying to mend her broken heart. She hasn’t really been living, just drifting through life until she meets Holt, her sister’s sexy reserved next door neighbor who may just be more broken than she is. Holt is as unavailable as they come, going through the motions, until he meets Annalyse who awakens all these old foreign feelings in him. She refuses to save him as she knows what it takes to get out of the darkness and refuses to be dragged back down with him. All she wants him to do is choose happy but until he wants to move on and get out of the darkness there really is no future for them.
Annalyse was such a strong independent character who chose to finally move on and lead a more happy positive stable life. It broke my heart when both hers and Holt’s pasts were finally fully revealed and I just wanted to wrap them both in my arms and tell them everything would be alright. I fell hard for these two characters and they wrapped themselves around my heart and ultimately my tear ducts. The tears wouldn’t stop falling every mention of their tragic pasts and what they both lost and went through to get to where they were. Holt had no clue what hit him when it came to Annalyse and her small talk. These two butted heads like no other but were perfect for one another in their healing process. Holt was a swoony alpha male who was much a mystery to us till the very end. HIs past is slowly told to us in a serious of flashbacks but that final full reveal was very much a surprise and had my tears flowing freely.
The Reason For Me is an emotionally beautiful book, full of passion, amazing characters, and a captivating storyline that will keep your eyes glued to every single page and leave you believing in second chances. I highly recommend one clicking and can’t wait to see what else the author has in store for us next.
Reviewed by Ashley
LLEP Review Team
“You should have on a life jacket.”
“When I kayak or when I ride my motorcycle?” I ask.
He tries not to smile, but he does. “Pissed, huh?”
“Observant, aren’t you?”
“Motorcyclists are twenty-five percent more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured than a passenger in a car,” he says.
“You looked that up just to lecture me, didn’t you?”
“Not the point,” he says. “No more motorcycle.”
Did he really think he could go all alpha male on me? Usually, it would be hot as all-get-out to see a man in control, dominant, but right now alpha equals asshole! Note to self — I should do a blog post on that. Where have all the good alphas gone? “Who do you think you are?” I say, walking away. “You’re not my husband or my father. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t let my father or husband order me around like this.”
His fingers lightly touch my elbow. It isn’t a grab. I barely feel it, and as quickly as he touched me, it’s over. “I’m a doctor. I’ve seen what . . .”
“You’re a gynecologist! You’ve seen what a motorcycle can do to a vagina?”
Oh God, I’m in trouble. He’s got the dirtiest look in his eye. “I’d imagine the vibration would feel pretty damn good.”
I can’t help it and bust out laughing. “You are impossible.”
“And it’s the law to carry a life vest for every person in a kayak,” he says.
“I like order.”
“Ordering people around,” I say.
“Only certain people,” he says.
Don’t ask me why, but the thought of him “ordering” me around made my legs clench together, or maybe it was the mention of vibrations. Either way, the idea of him taking control of my body didn’t sound bad to me at all. It would be nice to not think so damn much all the time and just feel something good for a change.