Title: Blue
Author: S.M. West
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2017


Blue. The color of devotion.

CARYS WOLFE is my heart.
Mine, always. Leaving her nearly killed me.
I thought it was the only way to keep her safe.
She’s moved on, and I want her back.


EVAN HART is my heart.
Loving him is my destiny. I waited my entire life for our time,
for us to finally be together, only to have him leave.
Now he’s back.
Though my mind can’t forgive him, my heart can’t forget.

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“Evan, I want to know what happened, but I have a life now and you need to know…” She trails off, her eyes darting away from mine. 


Gazing up at me, she continues, “Whatever you have to say, it’s not going to change a thing. We’re over.” 

My heart twists and breathing becomes difficult. Mother fuck, her words cut deep, hurting even though they aren’t true. Sure, she believes them on some level—she had to, in order to get through what I did. Yet, along with the hurt and disappointment swimming in her eyes, there’s also tenderness and love. 

“Tell me you’re happy and I’ll walk away.” 

We always pushed each other, challenged the other to face our fears, to be honest with ourselves, with each other. I need to hear her say it. I don’t believe it, but if she is over me, I need to hear it in her voice and see it in her face—not because I want to, but because it’s the only way I can even begin to accept that we’re over. Even then, it’s not possible. 

“I’m happy.” Her tone is laden with bravado, but no true emotion. Even her gaze, which never wavers from mine, is flat. 

Shaking my head, I briefly cast my eyes downward to suppress my smile. “No, you’re not.” 

“Van.” I flinch at that fucking name. 

As a child, I thought it was so fucking cool to have a nickname that only my best friends would call me. Now, hearing “Van” from her pretty lips, I want to obliterate the word from her vocabulary, fucking kiss the word out of her. 

“You can call me asshole for all I care, you’re not happy,” I retort in frustration. Catching my tone, I breathe deeply and loosen my fists to relax. “Don’t lie to me, and most of all, don’t lie to yourself.” 

“You don’t know what you’re talking about. You want to see what you want. I’m with Greg, and we’re happy.” 

She grimaces infinitesimally, then averts her eyes from me. Unable to read her, I’m not sure if it’s because she means it and doesn’t want to hurt my feelings or if the lie tastes nasty in her mouth.
“Sweetness, I know everything there is to know about you, without apology. You can’t lie to me.”

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I loved this story and all its depth. Not only were we given their story now but we were also shown their past. This was a beautiful story of forgiveness. I would like to say it was a second chance romance but for me I don't think they ever truly gave up on their love the first time so this is their story about how they reconnect.

Evan and Carys, share a bond that is strong and even after everything they have been through and the way Evan left, Carys still finds herself drawn to him. 
Not everything is as it seems and Evan has a lot to explain and make up for. Sharing a love that knows no bounds this couple are in it for the long haul whether they want it or not.

Their story started years ago, their parents were best friends and they own a pub together. Evan is also Carys big brothers best friend. When tragedy struck both family's, Evan was bought into the family home and became a bigger part of their life. Everyone around them knew they should be together, but Evan's main worry was her age. When they finally give into temptation, they get it so right!

Evan struggles with aspects of his past and decides the best thing for him would be to join the Army. Cary's isnt happy with this decision, however she knows how much it means to him and she supports him...letting him know she will still be here when he comes home.

Evan finds out the truths of some secrets and leaves Carys alone, telling her to move on and forget him.

2 Years pass and now he is home and he has his sights set on her. Letting her go was his biggest regret but he done it to protect her.

Now he will do everything  in his power to get the girl he loves...

But is it to late?
Has she moved on and found love with someone else?
Will he tell everyone where he has been and why?

Can this couple get their HEA?

Author Bio

S.M. West is an indie author who writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica and whatever her heart desires. 

She spends her time juggling ay day job, being a mom and wife, and writing. On top of that, she's a self-professed junkie of many things including a voracious fan of music, a born wanderer, a wine aficionado and chocolate connoisseur.  

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