“You can’t sort of do this, Fish. Draw a line and get on one side or the other…”
Love is never so sweet as when it receives a second chance. In the sequel to her award-winning novel The Man I Love, Suanne Laqueur continues the story of Erik Fiskare’s romance with Daisy Bianco. Though separated for twelve years, the extraordinary bond forged in their youth has endured. But when your soulmate has caused you indescribable pain, how easy is it to forgive? How much trust is needed to place your heart back into the hands that once broke it? How much faith does it take to ask the question, “Do you still want me?” and believe in the reply: “I still want us.”
Erik and Daisy commit to creating a new life together. They are separated by geography, loyal to career commitments and burdened with lingering pain from a decade spent apart. Yet despite the challenges, Erik knows Daisy is the best thing to happen to him twice.
Slowly Erik earns back Daisy’s love as well as the trust of his incomparable friend, Will Kaeger. Both relationships grow deeper and more complex, as do Erik’s ties to the past. Unexpected contact with distant cousins offers new insight to the cruel childhood desertion that shaped so much of Erik’s adult life. With Daisy at his side, he travels back to his hometown to meet his people, explore his family’s history and learn about the men who wore his heirloom necklace before him.
The cathedral once burned down is rebuilt. But a love affair is never a finished thing. Life is never without its tragedies. Daisy and Erik soon face a threat more harrowing than gunfire, more sorrowful than the lost years. With Will at his back and family close by, Erik must fight for the things he once walked away from and prove his love is here to stay.
“You’re the only one I let know me. I never fell out of love, Dais. I just fell out of touch. I’m here now. I’m back and I’m here to stay.”
I can honestly say that these books are among my all-time favorites. Dare I say they are life-changing? These are the kind of books that stay with you long after you finish the final chapter. And hello, I don’t think I have ever SOBBED while reading Acknowledgements, but once again, the author got me with that one.
All of the beloved characters in The Fish Tales series really come full circle in ‘Here to Stay’. This is an epic story and I absolutely adored how the author wrote these characters with such passion, heartbreak and LIFE. I devoured every page of this book and once again, it was pure perfection.
‘Here to Stay’ delves into the relationship not only between Daisy and Erik, but also between Erik and Will. I swear I could read an entire series just based on Will and Lucky!! That’s how much I LOVE these characters. This book is all about Erik repairing his broken relationships and regaining everyone’s trust again. Every word, every scene is precious and beautiful. Real life happens to these characters in “Here to Stay’. Some of it is grand, some of it is funny, some of it is absolutely heart-wrenching and all of it is messy. Just like real-life.
He reached to touch the hollow of her throat where the gold fish and the pearl nestled.
“You’re the best thing to ever happen to me twice.”
Suanne Laqueur needs to be on everyone’s TBR list. These books are simply magnificent and I have no doubt that the upcoming ‘An Exaltation of Larks’ will be just as mesmerizing. I truly feel that I have lived along with these fictional characters over the course of this series. Every fan of second-chance romance needs to read The Fish Tales ASAP. They will change your life!
“You so much”
“So much you”
The Fish Tales Series:
Now through the end of September 2016, you can download THE MAN I LOVE (The Fish Tales #1) for FREE by clicking HERE
About the Author:
Suanne Laqueur’s first novel, The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Its other 2015 accolades include a gold medal for Best Debut Author from Feathered Quill Book Awards and being named a finalist with the Kindle Book Awards.
Suanne graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two chil-dren. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010 and now blogs at http://suannelaqueurwrites.com