Genres: Contemporary, Friendship, New Adult, Romance
There is something magical when best friends fall in love. Liv and Sebastian used to be inseparable until circumstances beyond their control destroyed their fairytale romance to dust.
Liv hasn't seen Sebastian since he walked out of her life five years ago. When she accepted her internship in London, she never dreamed their paths would cross again. Not when Sebastian is a celebrity, a singer in one of the most popular boy bands of all times. Living in the same city, their worlds couldn't be farther apart. But when two people are destined to be together, they can't outrun fate.
This is my first MH Soars book and I can honestly say it definitely won’t be my last! When we first meet Liv and Sebastian, they are neighbors and best friends. Sebastian is clueless about Liv’s real feelings, but when she comes to him for kissing lessons, he can’t deny his real feelings for her anymore.
No sooner do these two finally find each other, does devastation hit Sebastian and his family. He can’t help but leave Liv mentally and eventually physically by heading to London.
Five years later, Liv is heading to London as an intern at a swanky hotel on their events staff. She certainly doesn’t expect to run into Sebastian, but sure enough. But she’s not willing to forgive so quickly, the way he hurt her over the last five years.
Let me just say that I read the sample of this and the next thing I knew I was emailing MH Soars and asking her to send the full book as soon as possible! I may have been refreshing my inbox in anticipation. Once I dove into this story, I couldn’t put it down. I love stories where the couple just happened to be friends first… I love the history that that brings to a relationship and how it really solidifies the connection.
I don’t say this a lot, but Liv was actually a heroine I really enjoyed. I could completely understand the devastation of losing that first love, and not understanding why… and other than my slight irritation that she was still hung up on this boy after five years, I got it. I understood her desire to not have that connection with anyone else, though I did feel bad for Derek.
Bas… I don’t know what to say about this boy. He’s utterly clueless at first, and then he’s so amazing and then this thing happens that completely changes his life… you can’t help but feel bad for him and empathize with his reaction. But life goes on and Sebastian has quite a life going on right now… As a member of one of the biggest UK boy bands around, his life is what some people can only dream of.
Bas has always known what a mistake he made when he left Liv, and he never thought he’d get the chance to try and win her back, but that’s exactly what happens when he realizes she’s in London. But it’s not going to be quite that easy. For one, the band’s manager is trying to manipulate his life and do whatever he can to control Sebastian and the group, and two, his girlfriend Gretchen. Add those issues to the fact that Liv is still hurt by the things he’s done and said over the years that getting what he wants will be a challenge.
I have to give him credit though… he doesn’t shy away!
I really enjoyed the evolution of their relationship… both when they were younger and currently and Soars also has created some amazing, wonderfully fleshed out secondary characters that I’m excited to hopefully learn more about!
If you’re looking for a new voice in the NA genre look no further. Definitely grab this one from MH Soars and then wait patiently for more! I know I will be!
Thank you to the author for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.