Review: When Light Leads To You by C. R. Ellis

When Light Leads To You

(Forget Me Knot series # 2)

by C.R. Ellis

JASMINE—

Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a crush on a boy. Eventually, they fell in love. They lived happily ever after.
Except they didn’t. Not even close.
I’m the girl, but that’s not my story.
Once upon a time, I fell for a boy, but we didn’t have a happily ever after. In fact, we crashed and burned. Which turned out to be for the best because it forced me to grow up and realize the only wedding bells in my future are the ones I orchestrate for clients.
For six years I’ve been perfectly content with meaningless, short-lived flings and running from anything that resembles a real relationship.
That boy?
He’s my best friend’s brother, and he’s no longer the boy I fell for—he’s a man I can’t stand.
Oh, and he’s also my new neighbor.

DEAN—
Seemingly overnight, Jasmine Winters went from being my sister’s best friend to being the girl I couldn’t get enough of. But like most good things, it didn’t last.
Things fell apart so suddenly, I’m able to convince myself that summer never happened. At least, I was, until the only distance between us is a hallway instead of a time zone.
Six years ago, I let Jasmine slip through my fingers without an explanation because I was convinced we’d be better off apart. But now that we’re neighbors, our unspoken vow of apathy has unwittingly been shattered.
Our exchanges consist of trading insults and icy stare downs. But in-between, I catch glimpses of the way she used to look at me, glimpses of the girl I fell for years ago.
Things are different now, though. This time…I won’t let her walk away without giving me answers.

 

My Thoughts:

Sometimes the course of our lives depends on what we do or don’t do in a few seconds, in a heartbeat, in a snap of your fingers. Sometimes, the decisions we make are based on what we hear and see, without fully understanding or getting to the bottom of it. Such was the case for Jasmine Winters and Dean Preston. Six years ago, Jasmine overheard Dean and his friend talk about her and their burgeoning relationship, only to be dismayed when she realized Dean only saw her as a mistake. She was his sister Jade’s best friend, nothing else. That’s all she was to him.

Until they reunited and reconnected on Jade’s engagement party.

I used to run because I enjoyed it. Now I run to chase the sanity a certain blonde has stolen from me.

Six years had come and gone, but Jasmine’s feelings for Dean still remained strong, despite the number of guys she had dated and the number of hearts she had broken. Why did Dean have to come back when she started to get serious with her (hopefully) last boyfriend, Paul?

When Light Leads to You is a beautifully written and immensely passionate story about finding your way back home and taking on second chances on love and life. Dean Preston isn’t perfect, but he knows his limitations and accepts his flaws and tries his best to be the best man he could be, and that’s not just being the best man to his sister’s wedding. What I love most about Dean is his sincerity in recognizing his faults and making it up with Jasmine, and his jealous fits drive me crazy.

“I may not know exactly what love feels like, but lust is an old friend I’ve known since the day I met Dean Preston.”

And what about Jasmine? Well, this girl is on fire! I love her quirky, feisty, no-holds-barred attitude. In the beginning, both characters weren’t likeable because, let’s admit, both of them were players. But eventually, they grew up and matured and cleaned up their mess. But would they ever get that happily ever after in their love story? That’s for you to find out.

This is the second book in the Forget Me Knot series and the second book I’ve read from CR Ellis. I got easily drawn to her words and imperfect characters. Characters that aren’t ideal nor immaculate, but are strong, adamant, flawed and broken. Ellis is a story genius!

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