We had come so far and lost so much. I felt that the reason that Nate didn't pursue Ember when she told him she loved him at her graduation when she was 18 was pretty much lame. Of course, his stipulation was that our group of five—me, Lyn, Lila, Maddi, and Stella—turn into a party of six. Even if it was just for a few hours. It took everything I had not to rush her right then and there. Even with my sick Baby girl I had to Finish this book today.
Without a doubt, Harper made her readers see this fierce, intense, burning connection that Nate and Ember have for one another. When he rejected her, she left with a broken heart and ever since then she avoided him like the plague. I use this time to study his handsome face. Nate and Ember have had a rough road. Things I should have said before I left.
Nate and Emberlyn's book deserves more than 5 stars. I just smile to myself and let it sink in. When he wants something, he just takes it. Plus there are four epilogues. I look over at Mom, who gives me a wink, and shake my head when Daddy continues to laugh.
You and Cohen have been traveling two different roads on the way to this point for so long that it only makes sense that there will be a head-on crash when you finally connect. I loved Nate and Emberlyn trying to fight their feelings and not doing a very good job about it because their attraction was a slow burning fire and when it was ready it would explode. It has a worn throw tossed carelessly over the back, and a book has been thrown on the ottoman. I let the back door slam behind us and pull her farther behind the building and the dumpsters. Lee came over later that night with my brother. My dad just wants me to be happy. This is going to change everything between us.
My favorite type of guy! His voice, a pitch higher, whispers the words I said to him almost eight years ago verbatim. The twins tower over me. What if things get weird? And, of course, dissolve into a coughing fit that has my overprotective father narrowing his eyes. I said we could weather any storm. Just thump, thump, thump fills the space and takes the excitement in the crowd to explosive levels.
We were together and would remain together until he got home. Another infuriating side effect of being surrounded by overprotective alpha males is their inability to leave well enough alone. Sitting with her would mean that Daddy would trust something with a dick near his daughter. Even before I became unattached, you had me thinking thoughts that no man in a relationship should have for a woman who wasn't the one he was with. Nate Reid is no different. I expected them to have put the house in their name, which I would have had a huge problem with, but Thursday morning, I had a call from the realtor asking me to meet him in his office on my lunch break.
A surprised noise somewhere between a choking gasp and a shocked stutter comes from his mouth, which is followed by a groan that rumbles against the palm I have resting against his chest. That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was. She has always told us that she is going to be a doctor; I guess we all just assumed she meant the medical kind. You don't have to play games to get me there when I've already been there for a while now. I've witnessed it - I've seen the power of it - but I've also seen the pain. Emberlyn fights her feelings for Nate, even when he pursues her. Here to help with the crew and also with anything small to large that I might just be too stretched thin for.
Can you freaking believe that is actually happening? What in the hell is going on? I knew you would make me come undone. It brought it all back, that night I mean? Harper Sloan consistently puts out great books. How the hell am I supposed to not get messed up over this? Especially with Em's Wentworth references - hillarious. He pulled whatever strings he has and our shit tickets have been swapped out with V. Have a good workout, Cohen. I think I smiled in them, but I was too busy trying to figure out what the hell is going on. The scent of him, so fresh and powerful, almost brings me to my knees.