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From USA Today Bestselling Author Aly Martinez comes an emotional new standalone.

Growing up, Ramsey Stewart branded my soul in ways time could never heal.

At twelve, he asked me to be his girlfriend.
At thirteen, he gave me my first kiss.
By sixteen, we’d fallen in love, planned a future together, and had our eyes set on the horizon.

Love never fails, right?
But for Ramsey, it did.
Love failed him.
I failed him.
The entire world failed him.

At seventeen, Ramsey was convicted of killing the boy who assaulted me.

Move on, he wrote in his first and only letter from prison.
Start a new life, he urged.
I don’t love you anymore, he lied.

There was no such thing as giving up on Ramsey. Love may have been our curse, but he was mine—then, now, and forever.

So here I am, twelve long years later, waiting for a man I don't even know to emerge from between the chain link gates.

Edition Language:English
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    Release Reviews

  • Christy

    5 stars "Sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned in order to live the one you're given." Aly Martinez writes the best friends to lovers stories. They always have so much h...

  • Val ?? Shameless Handmaiden ??

    3.5 - 3.75 StarsI'm not really in the reviewing mood today, but I want to get something up here before I completely forget to do so...I am a huge Aly Martinez fan. She has penned some of my all time f...

  • ????

    3 Stars! ... A love story bloomed under the tree.The beginning of this book instantly grabbed and held my interest. I adored young Ramsey and Thea, and the life they both shared when they were kids...

  • Dilek VT

    I had high expectations about this book and was looking forward to reading it. Then the bad reviews made me lose my interest in it. However, finally, I wanted to read it and see it myself… Sadly, it...

  • ? KAT ? Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    'RELEASE:' Is a coming of age, full length romance, standalone novel by Aly Martinez. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'This was the perfect escape away from the silly season, there’s nothing I...

  • Shabby  -BookBistroBlog

    A coming of age, second chance, roiling angst filled story that will leave you breathless and aching for more. It's stuffed full with funny banter, laughter and love but be warned that the cry-fest it...

  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

    *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}His lips were soft.His tongue was timid.And his hands were gentle as they glided up my back.Compared to the frenzied passion we’d later discove...

  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

    TITLE: RELEASEAUTHOR: Aly MartinezSERIES: StandaloneRELEASE DATE: January 5, 2020GENRE: Contemporary RomanceTHEMES & TROPES: Second-Chance, Friends to LoversRATING: All of the StarsCLIFFHANGER:...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

    <3 4 STARS <3I really liked this one, I feel like it was a long time since I read a book from Aly Martinez!The last book I read was ok but this one was fantastic!It was emotional, angsty and heartwarm...

  • Jennifer Kyle

    ”...the two of us were a pair of wings. One was worthless without the other.” 5 Stars - I loved this one!!!...