Sarah Latchlaw

Hydraulic Level Five (Hydraulic, #1)

Book Blurb

How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel’s family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns home for his sister’s wedding with a new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega, the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart, all leading to startling revelations about Samuel, about life…and about herself. 

My Review

★★★★4.5 Stars★★★★

This book was so heart-wrenching I just could not put it down, I was literally aching for Kaye and I had to find out what it was that broke the two apart. I think this is probably my favourite second chance story ever, it was so beautifully put together.

Samuel and Kaye were childhood friends, they fell in love and were married whilst young. After just 19 months of marriage, Samuel left Kaye without any reasonable explanation.

Since leaving, Samuel has become a famous author and when he returns 7 years later to attend his sisters wedding with a girlfriend in tow, Kaye has to ask herself why it is that she hasn’t been able to move on.

Their story isn’t perfect, it’s gutting in places and Kaye soon discovers Samuel’s demons and they eventually come to realise that they need to be honest and truthfully raw in order to move on from the past.

We have flashbacks to the past in the form of Samuel’s current book, which helps us understand their background and make us wonder what went wrong. This book is angsty and sad, but eventually there is hope and forgiveness.

This is book 1, Skygods continues their story.

17th November 2014

Hydraulic Level Five by Sarah Latchaw – REVIEW

Book Blurb How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…Kaye is an extreme sports addict […]