I received A Way Back Into Love (Love, #1) by Veronica Thatcher as a review copy and am thankful for the same.
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind?
Emily Stevens & Derek Thorpe met on their first day of kindergarten when they were six and have been best friends ever since. Inseparable for fifteen years, and then a misunderstanding changed everything. Emily goes to Boston to medical school and Derek stays back in Fresno to complete his education.
Five years later, Emily comes back to Fresno to do her internship in the hospital, where both her parents are consultants, and meets Derek on reaching home. Seeing him, she realizes that she still loves him, but he is engaged to her self-centred half sister, Emma. Both of them are posted in the same unit.
Initially, their relationship is strained but with the passage of time, it becomes comfortable. And then the past comes tumbling out.
Best friends becoming life partners is one of the themes that I love to read. The cover is beautiful. The characters are simple and well developed. I liked the little Emily more than the adult one. The relationship between Emily and her father has been depicted very well. The book has been written in third person and moves between the present and the past, but the chain of thought stays.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from BookR3wi3ws in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.