Oh WOW! What an amazing book from start to finish. I felt a bit like Simon going on the Ferris wheel while reading this book, excited and nervous, emotional with every turn, but so glad I took the chance when it was finished.
Christine Brae is new author for me and I’m so pleased I tried this one (ok, having Stu Reardon as the cover model may have swayed my decision!) The character’s are wonderfully written, Tessa with her carefree ways, and Simon with his ridged determination. Tessa is a lovely character. She has had to deal with the loss of her parents and this has caused an emotional drawback for her when it comes to falling in love. Simon knows, as soon as he lays eyes on Tessa, that she is the one. And so begins the journey that sees the couple meeting and parting in different locations around the world over the course of several months.
This is such a beautiful story and I’ll admit I was on tender-hooks at some stages and sobbing like a baby at others. Simon is an adorable man and fully deserved to fall in love, it is such a shame that time was lost but maybe it was needed. Tessa had to deal with everything the only way she knew how and it worked for a while but whether you believe in destiny or not, these two belonged together.
Keep the tissues handy, you will need them by the end of part 1, most of the way through part 2 and again for part 3! Loved it!
When Tessa Talman meets Simon Fremont for the first time, not only is she attracted to him, she’s intrigued by how different their lives are. He’s a dedicated scientist, practical, pragmatic, and grounded—while she’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. As their relationship grows, they agree to meet in places around the world, while continuing to live on opposite sides of the globe.
Though their feelings for each other deepen, their priorities remain the same. Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon.
Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined.
To move forward, she must let go of the past, and determine once and for all if love is truly more powerful than the pain of goodbye.