Release Date: 08/05/14
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Blurb Description: After college, Rory Finn left behind the familiarity of her quiet, picturesque hometown to pursue a professional career in the city. With her sights firmly on the future, Rory pressed on in hopes of forgetting the past until a jarring bit of unwelcome news forces her to confront it.
Her first love, the one she'd tried so hard to forget, is about to marry someone else. That pang Rory feels isn't envy, it's not even regret. It's love. But Rory can't be that girl. She won't. But if she doesn't, she'll never know what could have been. She'll never have another chance to tell him
how she feels.
As she embarks on an impulsive, desperate bid to win him back, her mission turns into an unexpected and emotional journey of rediscovery. HAD TO BE YOU explores a history of love from its tentative beginnings to what may just turn out to be its final bittersweet end, as Rory ignores her head and follows her heart.
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About the Author
A lifelong New Englander, I divide my time between the North Shore and Cape Cod. My favorite things are beaches, boats, books, bars, the Boston Red Sox and boys, but not necessarily in that
order. Consequently, you’ll probably find that these are the things I write about, too.
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Rory Finn's life would look like, to someone who doesn't know her, in one word, perfect. Living in the big city, with a respectable job and boyfriend and apartment. People have a lot less, right? Well, until the walls in her heart come crashing down- the love of her life is set to marry another.
Getting into her car on a whim, Rory pushes the accelerator and finds herself, once again, at home. The place where the best and worst memories have embedded themselves in her memory.
And now? She has three weeks to convince the man whose heart she broke that she can be the one to hold the key to it once again!
The beginning of the book was super promising! I loved Rory's British neighbour, who is educating herself on American Culture (Think Greys Anatomy), I loved Jill and Trevor- especially that swoon worthy ending- and I specifically loved how we are shown that Rory and his brothers were friends first, before anything else.
"She might break his heart again and again, but nothing could change the fact that it would always be hers to break."
Rory, now, I did not like. I mean for God's sake, Make up your mind! You either want him or you don't. It doesn't work like- he tells you that you're the one for him, and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you (after you've had sex multiple times) and then run away from the boy you've known all your life. She came off as self- obsessed, even though she was trying to hide it, it came out and hit me in the face, indecisive, insecure, and a fully fledged drama queen.
There are lots of things to love- so go for it!