What if you had no idea your “future” lived beside you your whole life? What if that person was also your best friend? What would you do when you finally realized it?
MacIntyre “Mack” Cooper and Corrine “Rinny” Blanchard have known each other since birth. Living next door to one another on the South Shore of Long Island, and their parents being best friends, meant growing up together was unavoidable. Their bond made them inseparable.
What Corrine didn’t expect was the attraction she began to feel towards her best friend as the two grew older.
As Corrine’s feelings evolve over time and tragedies transpire, she must put her feelings for Mack aside and continue to be just his best friend- unconditionally- when he needs her the most.
However, what happens when the person you love most in the world is taken away without warning just when you need them the most? Would you give up hope or would your love keep hope- and him alive?
No one knew Rinny like Mack did. No one ever would. Mack’s advice to her was when life takes a turn, and your faith is tested and your dreams seem out of reach, sometimes you just have to take the leap.
"I didn't know a world without him. I felt his presence even when I didn't know he was near."
It's no secret how much I adore friends-to-lovers romances, but this story right here...just floored me!!
My heart was taken within the first few pages of Corrine (Rinny) and Mack's story. Their bond is one for the books. Pun totally intended;)
I was immersed into their world. I felt as if I was right beside Rinny as she told their story.
"Mack was my first everything. My first friend. My first partner in crime, my first batting coach, my first kick to a set of balls, my first kiss, my first...love. My only love. The one man who could bring me to my knees just with the sheer masculinity of his voice."
M.R. Joseph has this writing style unlike any other. She can weave words between the past and present with such ease and grace.
You are being told a story in its entirety without feeling as if you're missing details.
Rinny and Mack have such an amazing relationship. They were friends even before they were born. No matter how many years go by, they are still each other's number one...even if life tries to tear them apart.
"You're all I got, Rinny. You're all I got."
"You have me, Mack. I'll always be here."
This book is not just a love story.
It's a story of friendship, struggle, forgiveness, and acceptance.
It's amazingly true to life.
You feel as if you are experiencing it all yourself.
There is so much within this story!
It takes on very tough issues within its pages. I can't tell you how many times I cried because one issue hits very close to home. <3
I applaud Ms. Joseph for bringing so many difficult situations into the light. It truly made the story even more beautiful.
"I could have willed myself not to be in love with Mack. I could have met someone, fallen in love with them, and had my own babies. Sometimes, when the heart wants something so badly, when a heart bleeds for another like mine did for Mack, you sacrifice things you could have had."
Be still my heart!
There is so much you can take away from this book. The love Rinny and Mack share is unlike any I've ever seen. I makes you believe in true love-destiny. It makes you want to hold onto your loved ones even harder.
It teaches you that sometimes, when you feel something deep in your gut, you just have to Leap.
Thank you, M.R. Joseph for another fabulous book!
"We're all destined for something in life. Maybe this is how it's all supposed to be. Maybe this was the path of life that was chosen for all of us. Maybe it was all part of the master plan."
About the Author:
I'm a book nerd turned writer who loves the 'Happily Ever After' mixed with a bit of suspense, drama, and the occasional cliffhanger! My love of books has brought me on my writing journey. I began writing my first book in July 2012 and since that time I have created 2 series. The first series 'The Reunion Series' debuted in November 2012 and two books followed. My new series 'The Sandy Cove Series' will release in March 2014. The first book is entitled 'Giving In'. I'm still an avid reader and huge Indie Author supporter!
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