Rainer Torrence is everything I could have wanted in my life and more.
He became my best friend when I was Thirteen years old.
From then on, we were inseparable. He was my first love and my first heartbreak.
But I always thought it was forever.
Until his Father died and things went bad.
Then suddenly, he disappeared.
Ten years and I didn’t see or hear from him.
Then came the call I’d be praying for– he was back in town.
Only the man I remembered is not him.
This man is quiet, deadly, and so incredibly beautiful.
He also doesn’t remember me.
He looks into my eyes, and he sees nothing.
So, I let him believe I’m just a girl that walked into his bar.
I let him believe I’m just a friend.
I let him use me on the cold, dark nights.
I let him believe that I am as emotionless about our relationship as he is.
I just let the secret go on and on.
But all secrets have an end, don’t they?
“But you need to understand something about me–I believe in second chances. I believe anything can be fixed with the right kind of love. I won’t hurt him, I promise you that, but I’m not going to give up, either.”
Flawed Love is a beautiful second chance romance. Rainer and Emalie’s story is addictive and captivating. I was hooked on the two of them from the very first page. Flawed Love is told mainly through Emalie’s point of view, and is also told in the past and present tense. I loved getting to see how Emalie and Rainer’s relationship developed as kids, how their bond strengthened over time. I wanted to know what happened. I needed to know why Rainer just disappeared from Emalie’s life. Now, 10 years later, the two of them are reunited. The only problem is that Rainer has no idea who Emalie is. My heart just broke for her. I can’t even imagine the pain that she had to be going through, realizing that he didn’t know her. Then as their new relationship took hold, I was once again lost in the two of them. Their connection so strong, so deep. Rainer’s has been through so much in the time that he and Emalie were separated, things that no one should have to go through. When I found out what happened to him…..I understood things so much more.
Flawed Love was such a great read. I finished it four hours. I couldn’t put it down. The story was well written and captivating, so easy to get lost in. I loved all the characters. They were very real and easy to connect with. I am a big fan of seeing familiar faces from previous stories and seeing how their stories all connect. Flawed Love hit all the marks for me: It was sexy, captivating, emotional, and frustrating. It takes you on an amazing journey and will leave you with a smile on your face.
* I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*