This is my second Kennedy Ryan book and when it comes to her books you have to be ready to settle in because Ryan’s stories have a lot of depth; she intimately explores her character’s past and present before getting to the main course.
Ezra and Kimba were inseparable as teens, but a rift between their parents puts miles between them. It takes two decades, heartbreak and a few bold moves for them to get a shot at a second chance.
Kennedy Ryan is not afraid to get messy and she makes her characters WORK for their HEA. While Kimba has spent the last 20 years becoming a powerhouse political consultant, Ezra has become a star educator and has just ended a ten-year relationship with the woman he has a family with.
Kimba thinks it’s too soon for him to start a new relationship and she doesn’t want to cause his young son (who is Put on a Bus when big drama goes down) pain– but due to health complications, this might be her only chance to start her own family with the person she’s loved her entire life. This book gets complicated but there is no cheating. Though this book has a TWIST that really took me by surprise.
My favorite part of this book was the flashback to Ezra and Kimba’s childhood years. Ryan was able to write emotional and realistic teens without it seeming over the top. I was so immersed in the flashback I forgot we had a whole book about them as adults. Also I’m all for romances with 35 + Heroines.
The book is a spin-off of Ryan’s two part Kingmaker series and I for sure thought this would also be two parts but the last few chapters speed to a maybe overly tidy resolution.
An emotional and tangled love story that proves anytime can be the right time.