Remedy by Kaylee Ryan
It took one night with her to know she was my forever.
It took one minute for me to climb out of bed and drive away from her.
It’s taken me three years to confess that leaving her behind was the biggest mistake of my life.
I won’t stop until she knows what she means to me. I’ll convince her to listen to her heart.
It took one night for all of my dreams to come true.
It took one morning, waking up alone, for those same dreams to come crashing down around me.
It’s taken me three years to confess that night changed me forever.
He says this time is different, but how do I open my heart up to a man who’s already ripped it to shreds?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Remedy is a second chance romance, unlike any other I’ve read. I mean, I really didn’t want to like Grady. The choices he made not only made him miserable, but also Collins. Their story could have very easily been one of sorrow, with no HEA, all because he made a bad decision, one he regretted immediately. But as the story continued, I began to see where he was coming from, and why he made those decisions. And, grudgingly, I began to see Grady less as a villainous ex, and more as the determined male he really is.
Collins, at first impression, is a good girl. The girl next door, who has a crush on her older brother’s best friend. But as you get further into the story, you see that she is really a deeper character than that. She has been crushed by a man, and didn’t really have any answers as to why. And when he shows back up in their hometown, she tries to stay away from him, to avoid further heartache, even though she still has the same strong feelings for him. She is also a very strong woman. She took a childhood tragedy that made an impression on her, and turned it into a career that will help others.
Grady isn’t what he appears to be at first glance. He is determined, and patient. He knows what he wants, knows what he did wrong, and isn’t opposed to begging for forgiveness. There’s so much more to him than I first thought!
This story has so many elements to love! I love second chance romances. I love brothers best friend romances. I love insta love. This book was everything all rolled in to one! In the end, I couldn’t help but love Grady. I didn’t think I would, but I did! His persistence and patience won me over. This book is a definite must read, and one that will be going on my re-read list!