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Loving Luke and Lily!
on 22 October 2014
This was a really good read. We meet Lily on her Wedding day, about to walk down the aisle, when she finds her sister, the maid of honor!, with her Fiance. Her worst nightmare scenario possible.
What a scumbag, he didn't even try to give her any excuses.
She runs, goes into hiding after making a huge scene at the Church. She eventually goes back to her childhood home to pack her bags, only to be confronted by her Mom. Who we learn, knew that her sister and fiance had been involved.
She moves to be nearer her two best friends Giselle and Gretchen, In Santa Monica where she meets her new neighbor Sam, what a gentleman. He helps unload her truck, she also briefly meets Sam's roommate Luke. He comes across as a harsh, miserable and unfriendly person. Uninterested in anyone or anything. He is carrying some baggage too!
Luke is the handyman at the apartments they all live in and they start off on the wrong foot, she walks in on him in a compromising position with some girl. It was quite humorous at first, Lily certainly took no nonsense. I loved how she was a tough cookie, with a vulnerability about her. SHe has run away from her past and only gave enough information out to stop people prying.
Luke was harbouring a sad past, he had been living his life without living! He has been existing, and although he doesn't realise it, Lilly is about to knock his world off its axis.
They are friends first, both just observing the other, although you could feel something was growing.
I loved how the story knitted together, bringing Luke, Lily, Sam, Gretchen, Giselle and Lucky together. How the 3 couples lives interacted with each other. They soon become a good group of people.
Not to mention Charley, Lukes niece, what a firecracker, never underestimate an all-seeing, all-hearing, all-knowing 9 year old. Luke and Charley had a great relationship. He was also very protective of his sister Maddie, Charley's mom. He was very close to her. He also had a great network of friends, and really nice parents.
Both Luke and Lily had a lot to work through, and even though they took things slowly, you could feel that something deep was brewing between them.
Helping each other to work through their past issues is not all plain sailing but they have a connection and its going to take a lot to sever that connection.
Lily starts to build on her broken relationship with her Mom, she has a lot of bridges to cross. I hope it works out for them, even after the bloodline bombshell.
Then we have the heart wrenching hospital visit, where Sam and Gretchen have been involved ina car wreck.
Cant wait for the next instalment.