Still Us by Lindsay Detwiler
From the first time they locked eyes, Lila Morrow and Luke Bowman had a special spark. Their first kiss sealed their fairy-tale romance… until everything fell apart.
Luke’s life began when he met Lila—and in many ways, it ended when she left him. Drowning in regrets, Luke is determined to give Lila the space to be happy. The sexy, singing roofer quickly realizes, however, he really shouldn’t have let her go.
After their breakup, Lila moves back in with her family. The twenty-nine-year-old veterinarian’s transition to a life without Luke isn’t as easy as she expected. With the help of her wild Grandma Claire and her high-heel-loving sister, Maren, she starts to play the field… but she isn’t sure she’ll ever stop loving the curly-haired man from her early twenties.
Luke and Lila’s love story ended, and their individual boxes have been packed. But as they explore the single life and the dating world, both discover sometimes the love you leave behind is exactly what you need to be happy.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I wasn’t sure what to think about this book. It’s unlike any other romance I’ve ever read before. It begins with the end of a relationship between the Hero and Heroine. The book is about them moving on with their lives…apart. And that’s just the beginning! But, I kept an open mind, and kept on reading.
Luke and Lila were happy together…..until they weren’t. They decided they weren’t good together, that they wanted different things from life, and split up. They each went their separate ways and tried to get on with their lives. But that was easier said than done.
This book took everything that I expected from a romance and blew it out of the water. This book had none of the usual elements of a romance, but still managed to come out with a HEA. Right from the beginning, even when they were in the process of separating their lives from one another, I could tell they belonged together. There were so many emotions that went through me while reading this book, that it took a while to sort through them all: frustration, hurt, and finally, joy. Both Luke and Lila had many issues that they had to work through to be able to be together, but this book just drives home the point, true love conquers all, but only if you work at it!