This was my first book by Kennedy Ryan (I KNOW 🙈). My romance reads have tapered off in the past few years but I really enjoyed this one! For me, this story was an emotional one as the two protagonists are already divorced. Yasmen and Josiah are older main characters who have two children, a thriving restaurant and a close group of friends. The story unfolds slowly to give a full picture as to why this couple – who still care about each other – actually divorced.
The author treats depression and grief with a careful hand but balances these themes with humor and great sensitivity. Both characters have their hands full with parenting, their business and trying to date again. Their chemistry together seemed very natural and although at times they did not seem as though they could find their way back to each other, rest assured this book has a beautiful ending.
There was no unnecessary drama and both parents put their children first no matter what was going on between the two of them. I also loved how the city of Atlanta was almost another important character in this book.
If you like contemporary romance, then you will love this book. There’s lots of good banter, steamy chemistry and a storyline featuring characters who have lived a little. Many thanks to the publisher for providing a digital review copy! All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.
It couldn’t save their marriage.
Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s is finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.
Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?