Book: Reminiscent Hearts
Author: Rachel De Lune
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 14th February
A second chance love story.
Lily Hill was a good girl. Sweet, innocent, hardworking, with her whole life in front of her. And completely in love with Jake Stewart.
Jake was the ultimate bad boy, who screwed around and never played by the rules. He had his own secrets and demons, and for him, Lily was the light to his dark. He knew how Lily felt about him. It was the best un-kept secret between friends. But the one good thing he did was keep his hands off Lily. She’d never survive his deepest desires.
Or so he thought.
A lot can happen in five years.
Lives change. People change. But what about love?
About the Author
Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven contemporary and erotic romance.
She began scribbling her stories of dominance and submission in the pages of a notebook several years ago, and still can’t resist putting pen to real paper. What ifs are turned into heartfelt stories of love where there will always be a HEA.
Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes with red soles, lingerie and chocolate. If she’s not writing HEAs, she’s probably reading them. She is a wife and has a beautiful daughter.
For every woman who's ever desired more.
At that moment, my feet refused to take me home. They were glued in place. Jake’s sad eyes locked with mine and I couldn’t look away. All I saw was a little boy who wanted to be like his older brother. His idle stare gave me the impression he wasn’t surprised by the greeting. Like he was resigned to it. His eyes didn’t let me go until the car sped off, and I could only make out the red tail lights. I never saw his dad again, but I saw plenty of his brother. Jake stayed close to him around school until he left to go to university.
We’ve been sort-of friends ever since. I never ask him about his family, and he never volunteers any information. It’s as if the evening never happened, yet it’s etched into my mind so deeply I always think about it when I see the harsher side to Jake. Those few moments had tied me to Jake, and although the tenuous threads may have frayed, they always make me go easy on him when I really should give up and never speak to him again.
“Have you got your essay finished?” I change the subject, wanting to get back to surer ground.
“Essay?” he asks, again looking for me to explain.
“You know, the one assigned last week comparing the multi-store model of memory and the working memory model?”
“Looks like I’ve got a piss-poor memory, huh.” He wiggles his eyebrows humorously, and I’m right back to loving him again.
I turn away and bury my head in my hands and try to balance out my own mood towards Jake. The lesson is over with no other wisecracks from Jake, and I head over to the other side of the school for my last lesson of the day.
“Hey, Lil, wait up,” Jake calls after me, and I freeze. He waits for the steady stream of students to thin around us before going any further. It’s my turn to look expectantly at him.
“So, you have a better offer for the weekend than what’s-her-name’s party?”
“No, I just don’t think it’s my thing.” I pull my books into my chest and inch my feet towards my next class. As much as I want to keep talking to Jake, I don’t want to be late. I keep my eyes away from his, not wanting to get trapped in them. It’s a constant hazard I’m susceptible to. I’m sure he can see everything I feel if he will only look a little harder at me. As no other guy in school has ever shown me any attention, I’m under no illusion the first one will be Jake Stewart. My feet start toward the science block. Jake walks beside me a little way. Sometimes, on the occasions when Jake was close to acting like a normal friend, I felt as if he was waiting to tell me something. It never transpired though and like all the other times, he peels away and turns back in the opposite direction. No ‘bye’ or ‘see you later’, but then, that isn’t Jake’s style.
Tammy's 5 ***** Bare Naked Stars Review
Just Wow!! Reminiscent Hearts stole my heart and soul. It was such an amazing story. I couldn’t put it down. It was filled with love, lost, tragedy, second chances and so much more.
“My heart pounds a few times against my chest as Jake walks straight past me to speak to one of his friends. “Hmm” I exhale quietly in disappointment. Of course he walks past me. I never warrant a publilc display of friendship in front of his peers.”
Jake and Lily were friends from high school. But the real kicker was they both really liked each other but would never admit it. Jake was so afraid of hurting her or bringing her in his messed up world (as he saw it). He never felt like he was good enough for her and hurt her on multiple occassions to protect her for falling for him. Even though she fell hard and fast for him in high school.
“It’s always the same after I see Lily. I can’t get her out of my fucking head, and that does wonders for my piss-poor mood.”
Lily had the perfect little family. Her life in high school was as perfect as it could be besides the guy she was madly in love with her never showed her any attention. She always felt like she was never good enough for him.
After graduation they both went there separate ways but Lily kept trying to keep the friendship alive. Eventually they lost contact and didn’t see each other for many years.
“My heart breaks for Jake, but I’ll make certain he doesn’t feel like he is missing anything from his life.”
Sometimes you think you have found the perfect love and things don’t go as planned.. I loved the twists and turns we saw unfold. They will totally keep you on the edge of your seat and take you on a whirlwind ride that won’t let you stop reading the story till the very last page.
Lily has to be one of the strongest female characters I’ve read in a long time. She might have went down a dark path but she found her way again. She showed her strength and found what she desired most out of life when it mattered most.
I absolutely loved the author telling it in past and present and dual points of views. I think it totally made the story. I loved hearing Jake’s point of view.
The only thing I wish was that it didn’t end here. But don’t we always want to read more and more? I guess all great stories have to come to an end eventually.
Rachel De Lune is an amazing author. I’ve read several of her books and have loved them all. Looking forward to reading many more of her books.
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