★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★
May contain spoilers for Book 1
It’s been a month since Aimee made her decision to pursue her dreams of teaching back in New Hampshire, but she is utterly lonely and miserable without Kes. They are two people in love who come from complete opposite backgrounds and Aimee doesn’t know what to do for the best.
When Kes appears out of the blue at her home, she is thrilled to see him but she is confused as to what it all means. Kes has 6 weeks until he needs to go back to California for his next show, and wants to spend that time figuring out how to make it work for their relationship.
Once the initial excitement wears off, Aimee can see how trapped Kes feels living in her world. The life in his eyes has dulled and only lights up again when they are together. She can see that he needs to travel and live in the open, it’s in his blood and there is nothing she can do that will change that.
“Kes was larger than life, too wild for my small town, too big for my small life. He thrived on adrenalin; I craved peace and stability.”
She needs to decide if she can be the one who changes her lifestyle. As much as she enjoyed her summer with the carnival, she is absolutely scared stiff of packing up her life and belongings and having nowhere to call home.
We get to learn all about Kes’s secrets that he has been hiding, and although he still often gets frustrated with his dyslexia he isn’t as quick to jump down Aimee’s throat as he was in the past. He is learning to trust again and he will do anything to make Aimee happy, she is his home.
Whilst I didn’t feel the initial magic and excitement of the first book, this was a great resolution to their story.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review