By Cheryl McIntyre
Love has no time limit.
For Briar Gallo, her lifelong best friend, Benji, was more than the boy next door. He was her first—everything. Her first friend, her first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak. The day Benji left was the worst day of her life. Until the day he came back.
Benjamin Borelli always knew he’d find a way back to Briar—he just couldn’t foresee the devastating circumstances that would pave his way home. A lot has changed in the three years since he’s left. Benji is no longer the sweet, easygoing kid he once was. A lifestyle of drugs and violence has hardened him, leaving him hollow and despondent. But his feelings for Briar have always been his one constant.
When a series of wrong choices and bad decisions force Benji to flee back to his childhood home, he knows he has to clean himself up and straighten out the mess he’s made before he’ll be worthy of Briar again. But there’s no outrunning the danger of his past. With the threat so close to home, he must do whatever it takes to protect the girl he’s always loved—no matter the risk.
*Due to harsh language, violence, drug use, and sexual situations, this book is recommended for 17.*
Ok I have just finished this book and I am sitting here with my mouth hanging wide open! What the hell???!!!!!! I need more! This book was extremely intense and I had or have no clue what is going to happen or even play out. All the characters in this book are so interesting. So I was 14 % into this book and it got super intense and I love it. I felt like a mad woman right and I couldn't stop reading this book.
Briar is a beauty and she has been in love with Benji since forever. She is feisty, head-strong, and she feels as if she can save the world. (Sounds like someone I know, Lee) I love her character and she will find a spot in your heart and just stay there. Briar favorite flower is a Belladonna Lily. You will know why I added that in here. Ha-ha!
Benji, Benjamin baby! You are a sexy boy who turns into one sexy man. I love you, there I said it! Oh and my favorite flower are Lily’s just an FYI. J He loves Briar and will always and forever. This character goes through some shit and you will want to go through hell to pull him out.
I love reading about Benji and Briar’s story. I really liked that they both have flash backs of the past. They are so freaking cute. All I can say is that you will be sucked into their world and you will be just as stresses out and emotional just like these characters. (Well at least I was)
I can’t stress this enough! I freaking love this book! I mean yes there is going to be a book 2 but WOW! The ending of this book will leave you with your mouth hanging wide open, I swear! This is my favorite saying in the book. This needs to be a damn tattoo quote, for real.
“Happiness is so closely tied to sorrow, love to hate, fear to faith.”
So I said it before and I said it again. Cheryl McIntyre I am a huge fan and you keep blowing me away with these stories. I love them and I can’t get enough! I feel like I need skittles (wink, wink) and popcorn while I read your books. Seriously I do!
Her life revolves around four things: family, music, books, and really bad scary movies. If she doesn't have a kid on her hip, an iPod in her hand, or a laptop in front of her face, it's one of those rare moments when she's actually sleeping.
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