I had the perfect life.
The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence.
Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse.
But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.
There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way.
The question is…
How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?
♥My review of this AMAZING story♥
Wow…..that was how I felt when I finished Running On Empty. I admit that I started reading this story expecting the usual fall in love and have a few problems but then kiss and make up in the end kind of story, but I was SOOOOO wrong!! This story is so much more!! It will touch you in so many ways and make you think about life and what is important. I would go from laughing one moment, to having tears in my eyes the next. And I am not exaggerating about that. There were tears from joy and sadness all throughout this story. This is quite a roller coaster of emotions that I was not prepared for.
Alex married her high school sweetheart and had 3 beautiful girls. Her life was perfect until an accident happens and leaves her as a widow and single mother to 3 young girls….so sad!!! Three years later she is still struggling with her feelings of not wanting to move on but doing her best. Then enters Blake Morgan!! He rides back into town on his motorcycle and turns Alex’s life upside down. Blake was Alex’s best friend growing up and has not seen him since high school. She has no idea that he has been in love with her since middle school. And Blake is quite a package…sweet, sexy, smart, sensitive and perfect for Alex but is she ready to move on?!?!
“Note to Self: Two inches away from Blake Morgan’s face is most definitely some kind of equivalent to the Bermuda Triangle.”
At one point I messaged LB and was like, please tell me the sadness stops soon!!! I am the same age as Alex with 2 children the same age as hers and can’t even imagine how she dealt with it all. Although, she did have an amazing best friend named Harlow. Harlow was great support for her plus the girl was hilarious!! I know I make it sound like a lot of doom and gloom but it is not. The story has it’s sad moments but there was so much humor also. Alex’s sarcasm is hilarious and her 3 girls said the funniest things.
“Note to self: Harlow Reed just said she’s sorry. Waiting for hell to freeze over.”
I wanted to hug and kiss the girls and then be best friends with Alex and Harlow 🙂
I can’t stress to you enough of how much I loved this story!! The writing is great and so easy to read plus the story is one that will stick with you for quite a time after you are done. The creativity in this one blew me away and the story touched me in many ways. I highly recommend it!!