Sunny Shelly’s Review: We Were Once, by S.L. Scott

Release Date: May 28
We were never supposed to fall in love.
New York Times bestselling author, S.L. Scott, crafts her signature heartfelt style into a brand new emotional, second chance, standalone romance.  
I have three goals: graduate from an Ivy League university, get into medical school, and follow in my father’s well-established footsteps. Everything was going exactly as planned until the local bad boy was delivered to my doorstep. Literally.
From the moment we meet, my old life becomes unrecognizable, but I have no regrets. I’m utterly captivated by him. His smirk. His heart. His sharp wit. He pushes me to live, to be wild, to pursue the dream I’ve always hidden inside.
To the rest of the world, we make no sense.
Me, the girl from the gilded New England coast.
Joshua, from the small city of New Haven.
To us, we’re destiny.
Together, we had it all. Desperately. Madly. In love.
Until we didn’t.
One tragic night changed everything.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Chase-The-Moon Stars
We Were Once is full of emotion. Chloe and Joshua have so much riding against them, get they are so, so connected that nothing else matters.

When these two meet, it is opposite-attract instalove. She’s a well-off student, he’s a townie even though he is also studying at Yale. There is nothing about Joshua and Chloe that makes sense, yet everything about them does. She grounds him and he helps her drift — much like their half-anchor tattoos represent. They fall hard and fast, but they are ripped apart after a tragedy.

He is at his absolute lowest After The Accident, and even though Chloe is trying her best to help him, her dad is continuing to manipulate them. When Joshua pushes her away, Chloe has no choice but to go even though she feels in every fiber of her being that it is wrong.

For years afterwards, she feels a black hole in her soul. But a chance meeting in Manhattan turns everything around. Has too much time passed, or are these two still the anchors of one another’s souls? Can they chase the moon and find a second chance?

This book was wonderful. Full of heart, emotional, Hope and salvation. I kind of wish that the After The Accident part of the story would have dealt a little more with Joshua’s time in prison. It changed him, but I would have liked to have known more about his struggles. But I still enjoyed this story so very much, and loved how both Chloe and Joshua grew during to come back even stronger when they get their second chance.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet S.L. Scott
New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and wiling her days away lost in a good book and the movies.
With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the worlds those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.


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