Now that I'm back,
After one look,
I want him,
He stole my heart before,
Seven years and a lot of heartache later, Naomi comes back to her father’s home and the past will come crashing to her doorstep. No longer a teenager, she’ll have to confront the man who pushed her away and decide if they actually have a chanceto a functional relationship.
I had read the prequel on preparation to read this story and was nicely surprised to find it was at the beginning of it. I liked their summer fling and found it very sexy and full of feeling, but their story is way, way more complicated than what we get at the beginning.
Xavier is a man that has been at his lowest and deals with his addiction on daily basis, a man tormented by his past and desperately trying to make up for his mistakes and struggling to avoid repeating them. Naomi was somewhat discarded by her mother and felt X also abandoned her for not being good enough. These characters have big demons to deal with and the drama these ensue is very lifelike.
At times I felt the story was dragging, but then I also thought that everything in it has a point and it’s relevant to the telling. Every time the dragging feeling came it was followed by a new twist that entwined the story even more.
In all, I enjoyed this book. I think is a good, solid second chance romance with no waste to it and if you enjoy stories that are not all sweet and perfect, you will find Stolen Tyme a good read.
4 Book Corner Stars