When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
Goodreads Summary: “Marry me.”
“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.
He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”
What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?
Of course, I said yes.
Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.
Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.
I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.
Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.
Answers I can’t give.
My Review: When I Was Yours is the second book out of the three I have read this weekend that has torn me apart. This book was full of heartache and pain.
Adam spent a full week just watching Evie as she drew on a large rock on the beach outside of his home. A full week it took him to build up the courage to even speak to her. But when he did, it changed his life forever.
Evie and Adam spent full year together having fun in love and then they got married and a week later Evie was gone with no reason. She vanished. Not even a PI could track her down and Adam was left with ten years of pain and questioning. And now she’s back, working at a coffee shop inside of the hotel Adam is living in and he wants answers.
I gave it a four instead of a five because it was predictable, but I still really enjoyed it and felt the angst and tension. The author did a really good job at constructing the characters.
I am not sure if I have ever read anything by this author before because I am so bad at keeping up with the authors because I read so much, but I am definitely going to look for more from her.