Never Forgotten Love (Second Chances #1)
by S.M. Stryker
Beckett was smaller than most boys his age growing up. This caused him to have little to no self-esteem while faced with the physical abuse he endured at the hands of his mother.
His best friend Harlow, who’s not only beautiful, but tough as nails has been there for him since first grade.
Unforeseen circumstances separated them with promises of always keeping in touch. Reminders of a friendship left behind, possessions taken away only lead to a friendship that was once the center of Beckett’s world.
Ten years later, Beckett has the confidence and self-esteem to search for Harlow. The only problem is; she’s off the grid. Every day he thinks of her, every decision he’s made; has been with for her.
★★★★☆ : Great! I liked this book!
Beckett had a wretched childhood. (Un)Raised by a pathetic excuse of a mother, Beck found the kind of love in a family through Harlow girl. Together they made cakes and every sweets imaginable and enjoyed every moment they had. But because her mother “thrived” in making his life miserable, he had to move away to another place with his mom and new stepfather. His friend never got to see him again when his mom broke his phone and his computer had gone missing. No communication, no Harlow girl for 10 long years.
When Beckett got older and wiser, he moved away from his mother and strove hard to get himself into college. He then met Richard who served as a father figure and things started to take a turn for the better. Until he saw Harlow girl again. Old memories resurfaced, the pains of the past awoken, anger, disbelief and repentance emerged from their hearts.
Never Forgotten Love is a story of second chances, forgiveness, finding oneself, believing in the future and hoping for the best. S.M. Stryker effectively captured the feelings of teenage angst, broken hearts, unforgiving society and the hopes for a better tomorrow. It’s true, Beckett’s childhood was gut-wrenching, but it was his determination to rise from where he had fallen that was admirable. Kudos to Miss Stryker for an inspiring story!