I’m vacillating on how to rate this. I ended up going high because I’ll be thinking about this for a while. This started off as a nice, if typical, romance then spiraled into something that would trigger anyone’s depression, yet somehow ended on a hopeful note.
How much bad luck could a guy have, for goodness’ sake? Jacob Morgan has been in a two-year-long stupor after his life is shattered by a woman whose name is spelled T-R-O-U-B-L-E. A new girl comes to town for the summer, working at her Uncle Billy’s bar, before heading off to start her new career. Lily Burns sees that Jake needs a friend and slowly breaks down all the barriers he has put up to help him come back to life again. All throughout, we learn of Jake’s past through flashbacks, and through conversations with Lily as Jake slowly opens up to her.
The two have just fallen in love and are trying to figure out where things will go, when Jake’s ex returns and once again wreaks havoc throughout the town. Similar to how real life can surprise us, this book has some twists and turns that will leave you speechless.