So slowly that each layer burning out feels like agony … or suddenly, exploding
into a million pieces before the universe even has a grasp of what is happening.
When Paxton Shaw left Demi Rosen without so much as a goodbye, he stole her
shine in both manners.
Now, eight years later, he’s trying to pull her back into his orbit. The
nation’s most beloved football player, a tight end with a seriously tight end,
has finally realized Demi is the one who got away.
But she’s a different woman than the weak girl who used to come running
whenever he called in the middle of the night. Strong, successful, her life’s
mission being to grant the wishes of children whose flames have all but been
And untouchable, as dark and cold as a midnight sky with no moon in sight.
When one special child forces their star-crossed paths to collide, it’s
impossible to keep the feelings of their past buried. Paxton had been her
Halley’s Comet; the once in a lifetime love that scorched Demi’s heart in the
most spectacular of fashions.
She promised herself she would never make that mistake again. But, how can she
forget the dreams of love she once had, when Paxton wants to make them come
novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes
sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until
she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and
can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.
A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy
through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch
the latest Netflix craze.
“If it’s written in the stars, then it is fated to happen.”
This is my absolutely favorite book that Carrie has written. I have fallen so completely in love with Pax and Demi that I couldn’t put down the book until I finished it just now.
Pax and Demi knew each other back in their college days, but unfortunately he broke her heart when he decided to pack up and leave one day and not look back. Flash forward to present day and their paths cross again and now that he has a chance to be with “the one that got away,” he isn’t going to let her go.
Pax didn’t just hurt Demi- he crushed her. Even just reading her side of it, I was crushed. That feeling of chasing after a douche bag- yea most of us have been there – so it’s very easy to understand her pain.
Pax has also suffered pain since their last time meeting but that doesn’t mean that Demi should just jump back into old habits. I love how much she holds her ground (and it was annoying in any way – I was super proud that she made him work!)
I love how strong both of the characters are for different reasons – Pax for his physical strength and Demi for her will power and how she tackles her job. The side characters and family members make the book even better and I was definitely laughing throughout the book. Women in romance novels can tend to be too quick to give in or hold out for the most ridiculous reasons. I think Demi held out just right and gave in once it was earned. It was very refreshing!
I am giving this book a 5 star rating because it was well written, the characters were in depth and involved, I was hooked on the story line, my heart exploded from how much I enjoyed and loved the book and I will definitely recommend this to others. Carrie you did a phenomenal job with this heartfelt story. It’s a feel good done right and I sincerely hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
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