REVIEW: Then There Was You By Claire Contreras
Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in.
Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together. Timing was never on our side. My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend. My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her. My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.
Love and timing. I didn't believe in either.
Then there was you . . .
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Claire Contreras is the Second Chance & Angst Queen! I LOVE her writing style. It's flawless and incredibly emotive and always has me on the edge of my seat with my heart fracturing slowly.
Then There Was You is a Second Chance Romance written in dual POV's of Tessa and Rowan. Once High School sweethearts now they have nothing to do with each other. Tessa makes the trip back to her home town and while doing all she can to avoid Rowan ends needing his help.
Tessa and Rowan have such a complex history and bring out not only the best but the worst in each other. They're both so incredibly jaded and frustrated me to no end.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of Then There Was You I struggled with the first half. During the first half, I couldn't connect with Tessa and Rowan and found them to be very similar and slightly negative characters. I wasn't 100% invested in either of these characters nor there story line. Somewhere around the 55% mark Claire got me right in the feels and had me turning pages as fast as possible to see what would happen next.
Its a true testament to how incredible of a writer Claire is that even though I couldn't connect with these characters i was still desperate to see what happened with both of them.
There was actually very few characters that I liked. The whole family dynamic for both Tessa and Rowan was heartbreaking. While Tessa had a great childhood, the same couldn't be said for Rowan. Plus the pressure to be something from there parents clearly effected both of there personalities.
I'm still sitting here impatiently waiting for My Way Back To You. The ending has me desperate for answers! And I'm looking forward to seeing how she ties up all of the characters in the Second Chances Duet.
“This was what people spent their lives searching for. This scary, upside down feeling that made them feel as if they were on the brink, between their first and last breath. I’d always held on to the notion that I’d rather be alone than sparkless, but since I’d tasted the sparks, I had been afraid they’d be strong enough to make me implode.”
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Love isn't always about timing.
Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and roll with it. I admit I wasn't ready. I know you don't want to look at me, let alone talk to me, but please, let me explain. Let me tell you all the ways my heart broke when you walked away. Let me show you what our years apart have done to me. Give me a chance to find my way back to you . . .
📆 March 15th
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Meet The Author: Claire Contreras
Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages. She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she's not writing, she's usually lost in a book.