Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
Today is our birthday and it started with delivery of letters from her.
It seems she didn’t trust me to move on after her death. She knows me too well. But how can I go on when my other half is just…gone? That’s not something I can recover from with a snap of my fingers. But I also can’t ignore her instructions even though I’d be perfectly content to cuddle up with my buddy, Johnnie Walker, and call it a year.
She has a list of things for me to do and there are rules attached.
There’s one major problem besides the fact it’s been three months since I left the house. I have to do all these things with her jerk of an ex, Hawk Simmons. He abandoned her shortly after she found out she was sick. If that wasn’t enough to make this a really bad idea, the fact that he makes an appearance in all my nighttime fantasies probably does.
I don’t think I can do this, but I owe it to my sister’s memory to try.
This was an emotional story and trying story for me. Ethan has pretty much given up since the death of his sister, Emma. He is now alone in the world since she was the only family and friend he had.
He is hit with another blow when his sister’s lawyer comes to him with some conditions to his sister’s will. He has to complete tasks his sister made with her ex-boyfriend at his side and if he doesn’t then he will lose everything, his house and his business since she owned half of each. Hawk is forced to go through this charade due to the condition in Emma’s will but doesn’t want to lie to Ethan about anything. We see how both of these characters are hurting and how they feel trapped by Emma’s will. Ethan and Hawk both needed to do a bit of introspection for them to fully appreciate their feelings for each other.
So… this is a unique idea for a story but I couldn’t help but be angry with Emma. Considering she was Ethan’s best friend and they lived and worked together she sure kept a lot of secrets from him. For how much she worried about Ethan’s loneliness she had a great small circle of friends that she didn’t introduce to Ethan or bring him into and decidedly kept them separate. Even though the ending is what she was hoping for I don’t think she went about it the right way and really ended up hurting them both more especially by making Ethan and Hawk think that Ethan could lose everything if they don’t complete her tasks.
The cover art by Jay Aheer is beautiful and gives a wonderful picture of the main characters connection to each other.
ebook, 211 pages
Published: May 11, 2017 by Christi Snow
Edition Language: English