The birth of your firstborn child is supposed to be the best day of your life, a joyous occasion. Well that’s what twenty-eight year old Ava Jacobson thought. That is until her life takes a drastic turn for the worse and her daughter is born three months earlier than planned, weighing only two pounds, two ounces. A distraught Ava is thrown into the deep end of motherhood and instead of being able to hold her baby like other moms, she has to sit back and watch her daughter fight for her life in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, while her fiancé, Sebastian Gilbert is in the midst of a messy war in Afghanistan. Ava is left to pick up the pieces with the help of her only friend, Caleb Summers.
When her vulnerable state hits an all time low, she finds solace in an unexpected pair of intense green eyes. Eyes that belong to her daughter’s doctor, Ashton Bailey, and she falls, like she has never fallen before. However, for the sake of Sebastian she desperately tries to fight against her newfound feelings for Ashton,
but eventually the pull between the two is so strong that it is impossible for her to stay away.
Then when Ava is convinced things can’t possibly get any worse, a cloud of blackness closes in on her as the secret demons of her past come back to haunt her, with news that will irreversibly shake her entire world forever. As Ava’s roller coaster ride she calls life begins to circle the drain, she quickly learns that even through the darkness of evil, there is always that one person who will look after you and have the ability to pull you away from the brink of no return, when nobody else can.
This book was AMAZING!!! I was lucky enough to get to BETA read for the author.
*Small Spoiler alert*
This is the story of Ava and her gut wrenching journey of having her first born child. While Sebastian, her fiancé is away at war in Afghanistan she goes into labor, three months early. The obstacles that are faced when you have a premie are hard enough but having to deal with them alone are even worse. Cue Dr. Ashton Bailey ;)
Ashton is her daughters’ attending physician and there are sparks from their first meeting!! He is so dreamy. I know cheating is a touchy subject for some, and I do not condone it, but… I felt like it totally worked for this story. My heart broke for Sebastian and a few times I was pissed at Ava & Ashton, but in the end I’m glad it worked out for them.
Elena did a fantastic job with this book and I still can’ believe this is her debut novel!! Get ready for more because Sebastian’s book is coming next ;)
Independent author Elena Matthews was born in Manchester, United Kingdom, where she lives with her other half, but even after eight wonderful years, she is still waiting for that epic proposal. Elena enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, especially her four-year-old niece, Caitlin, who is the apple of her eye (She’s a little monkey too!). Elena is positive Caitlin is the love child of Jekyll and Hyde. Thankfully, the joys of being an auntie, means she can hand Caitlin back over to her mum and dad when she’s all tired out!
Elena spent three years of her life at Salford University studying media production, to decide at the end of her degree she no longer wanted to pursue a career in the media. Instead, it took her another two and half years to realise her calling. Writing. Now she lives and breathes her writing. She even had to tell her colleagues at work whenever she is found daydreaming at her desk, it’s because she is conversing with her characters.