Author: Lizzy Roberts Published: March 13, 2015 Pages: 258
Stars: 3 out of 5
Eight years ago Emma’s life is ripped apart when Charlie saves her life from a devastating tornado and walks away. Left with nothing, she moves from Glen Springs, Oklahoma to New York. She finds success, but the only thing that feels like home is M’s Place, the diner near her apartment.
A trip to Las Vegas changes everything. Things are looking up then tragedy strikes. Emma moves back to Oklahoma with more on her plate than she ever imagined. Can she finally get her life together and put the history between her and Charlie to rest?
Charlie is a high school dropout who works in his uncles auto shop. He grew up in a trailer park and has had to take care of his mother. To say he doesn’t think highly of himself is an understatement. Charlie’s girlfriend is Emma and she couldn’t be more opposite. She was top of her class and could be or do anything. But she chose to stay in her small town and be with Charlie. That is until he and her family persuaded her to apply for college. The day she received her acceptance letter, a significant tornado storm came threw. That night not only did Charlie save her live, but he also made love to her, taking her virginity. The next morning, everything changes as Charlie leaves Emma so she can peruse a brighter future.
8 years later, Emma has everything that Charlie wanted for her- a great job, enough money, and a nice home. But she is lonely and can’t stop thinking about her one true love. She does however find a place of comfort,a place that reminds her of home at a near by restaurant. Strangely enough, it takes Vegas for her to realize she needs to follow her own dreams and stopping doing what others (aka Charlie) want her to do.
The story twists and turns and ends with a love struck happy ending. The proposal was amazing, I just loved it! But I must say, the end of the book left me with goosebumps! I was going to give the book a solid three stars, but the ending was not on,y unexpected but added an entirely new element to the book. After reading the book, you can’t help but look back on everything that happened and see it in a new way.
I still think Charlie got off to easy with what he pulled. But it’s hard to stay upset at him, his character is to sweet.
The grammatical errors were frustrating and at times really difficult to get past. The book seemed to have more than enough filler information that I didn’t think added much to the story/plot. Regardless, the concept of the book was fun and entertaining.