Friday, April 11, 2014
Review -- Wanting Reed by Antoinette Candela
“Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”
How do you live with yourself when you are the reason you lost the one thing that meant the most to you.
Timing is everything and for Reed, he can never seem to catch a break. When Reed returns to Boston to redeem himself he finds that Elle has already moved on, building a new life, a new beginning. He needs her to know that he meant every word before he left, that he never meant to leave her. Will he ever get that chance to tell her?
How do you love again when the one person who made you feel like you were his whole world left you with a broken heart? Hoping that life and new friends could keep her memories and feelings for Reed at bay, Elle chases life and all that it has to offer until she is confronted with heartbreak again.
Is time and space enough to get past losing your once in a lifetime or will Elle be always Wanting Reed?
Wanting Reed is a story of second chances. Reed has totally messed up with Elle, and isnt sure how to fix it. Elle is devastated by the loss of Reed and is trying to bury all her feelings.
Now, I have to say, I have not read the 1st book in this series, Breaking Elle. But I will right that situation. With that said, I was not lost while reading this one. Iam sure some things would of been mush clearer, but I was totally able to understand and never felt like I needed to stop and read the 1st one.
This one opens up a while after Reed has left Elle to return home on what should of been a quick trip. But his past has caught up with him and left him broken--literally. When he doesnt show up at the airport when he was supposed to, Elle is left devastated. And her best friend Tyler makes his move to heal her broken heart.
I was really afraid this was going to end up some crazy love triangle, but I have to say, it was very well played. There was just enough to leave me wondering and not so much that I wanted to throw my kindle and be done with it. It was a perfect balance.
And as the story plays out, and secrets are revealed, found myself up until 2am reading because I needed to know what Elle was going to do. At times she was a little all over the place, but she always came through in the end, and I never felt like she was just a weak heroine. She was fantastic.
Through all the ups and downs, this book was defiantly a roller coaster ride. But it was a ride I would take again. And there is now so many options for follow up books, that I hope to see Luke's story one of these days...he has me curious.
Book 1: Breaking Elle
How is it that the one person who you have avoided is the same person who could give you true happiness?
When Elle Bennett meets Reed Austin she can't deny the attraction. She discovers that certain people come into your life who make you question everything that you've ever believed about love and life. Will she risk everything for something exciting and dangerous or will she choose what is familiar and secure?
Reed Austin isn't looking for love when he moves to Boston. The distance was supposed to help him escape the trouble he left behind. Once he meets, Elle, everything changes. Reed can't figure out why he's drawn to Elle, but one thing is certain - he needs her.
Passion. Betrayal. Solace. Confusion. Desperation.
Love and life are not simple and emotions and relationships are tested. Will attraction be enough or will their secrets and past keep them apart?