Title: Royal Atlas
Author: HJ Bellus
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 12
Love struck me at the early age of five. The boy turned into a man, and I fell even deeper. Guy Webb had no idea my fragile heart belonged to him for so many years. He was too busy being my brother’s best friend and a star on the football field. He was my daydream, and consumed every single thought, but he was always one step from my reach.
Beartooth Ranch was our home. The rich ranch land raised us, fostered our laughs, losses, and even gained a new family member when Guy moved in for his sophomore year of high school.
I hid my love for years. But now he’s back. Guy Webb returned a broken soldier after serving his country all over the atlas. And now it’s my job to help him heal.
My family lost everything with his return and I can only hope I survive it.
"Will you wait for me? Will you be here Molly, when I come home?"
"I'll always be here for you, Guy. I've never left."
Most stories that you read take you on a journey you've never been on. They help you escape reality for a little while.
Then, there are those stories that hit you so close to home that you can still feel them many days later.
That is Royal Atlas to me.
Molly and Guy's story broke me in the best way! I felt every single emotion they each had.
That's all thanks to HJ Bellus' amazing writing!
"Whoever says time heals all wounds clearly never had their life shattered."
This book takes you from childhood to forever within its pages. I say forever because their love story will forever live on.
I was in tears from just the prologue! I knew I was about to read something that would touch my heart and soul...and I was right!
"None of our lives will ever be the same."
I fell completely in love with not only Molly and Guy, but everyone within their circle. From her Grandpa, to her parents, and especially her brother, Amos. Gah! I loved him!
Each and every one of them touched my heart in a special way. I related to this family on a personal level, and that is why this book will forever be in my heart.
"I have a thrilling feeling of our open wounds neatly healing into beautiful scars."
I hope everyone who reads this book is moved by the strength of these two characters.
These beautifully broken people who have never fully given up even when they thought their worlds were over.
I applude HJ Bellus for showcasing this type of love and loss. For showing us that PTSD is real, and family bond is a hard thing to break.
I could write my own novel about how much I enjoyed this book, but this is something that needs to read, and felt, for yourself.
"It's the one thing I've learned in life...you have to feel it to be able to live again."
USA Today Best Selling Author, HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shot gunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.