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The Story of Us: A heart-wrenching story that will make you believe in true love Kindle Edition
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"Emotional and real! I couldn't read THE STORY OF US fast enough and know it will stay with me forever. Five heart pounding stars!"―Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader's Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader's Choice Awards for 2014.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she'll do and naps she'll take when she ever gets spare time.
- ASIN : B01LL8C4EE
- Publisher : Forever (June 11, 2017)
- Publication date : June 11, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 4332 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 238 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #311,742 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Story of Us follows the story of Shelby and Eli. Eli has only one regret in his life…Walking away from the woman he loved. He tried to fight and thought that he was doing the right thing. For the past five years, the only thing that has gotten Eli through the hell that had become his reality, was knowing that Shelby was living her dream. Little did he know that fate sometimes can be a cruel b**ch….What would you do for someone you loved? Is there a price that is too high? When you are in love, is there any question to the lengths that you would go to protect that person?? When Eli left town, he left Shelby with a hole in her heart. She tried to forget him. She tried to move on. But, she could never let him go. She’s not proud of what her life has become, but in her eyes, there is nothing she wouldn’t do for Eli. Now, many years later, fate has brought these two lovers together once again. Only time hasn’t been kind to either one of them. They are both broken. They are both scared. They are both shells of their former selves. Can Eli and Shelby heal each other and move on from the past? There is only one way to find out….
The Story of Us is incredibly beautiful and extremely well written. I was a goner from the moment I picked up this book. From the second I finished the prologue I thought to myself, “this book is going to destroy me.”. And boy was I right. This book took a hold of my heart and took my emotions on a wild and incredible journey. As I got to know Shelby and Eli, my heart broke little by little for all that they endured. I felt so easily connected to them and wanted nothing more than for them to find their way back to each other. Both beautifully broken and dealt some pretty tough cards. I knew their journey was not going to be an easy one and I think that made their fight all that much sweeter.
The Story of Us is not an easy tale. It deals with some tough and at times serious subject matter. But, I can definitely say, the author handled it with extreme care and compassion. I felt instantly connected with the characters and felt as though I was right there with them as their story was being told.
The Story of Us is a beautiful and unforgettable love story. It shows the lengths that someone will go for love. It shows just how powerful true love is and how a love like Shelby and Eli’s would never, ever die. The Story of Us was an amazing read from beginning to end. I devoured it easily in just one day. This story hit all the marks with some exciting twists and turns along the way.
This is the second chance at love for Shelby and Eli. Eli is a Marine and was held prisoner for five long years and everyone back home was told he was dead. He would have died inside if he couldn't retreat to his memories of Shelby. He clung to his memories of her selling like peaches and melting under his touch. It was made him survive his days of beatings and torture.
Shelby was living in her own sort of personal prison to protect Eli's name, family and reputation. Her mother and boyfriend were her personal puppeteers. She became a shell of her former self.
Truth be told they never stopped loving each other. "Only you...always you!"
Eli has had a lot of tragedy in his life. Shelby has had her share of heartbreak and tragedy, but people see her as a princess. Some of the people closest to her, the ones that should love her the most, see her as less than she is and make her feel unwanted. Eli has always made her feel, "Flawless. Beautiful. Wanted" She has lived her life and, "let the people closest to me make me feel ugly and ashamed for too long."
This is such a tragic and beautiful story! I highly recommend it. It is eloquently written and will remain with you long after you read the last word. Eloquent, moving, tragic and inspiring!
I always jump at the chance to read Tara Sivec's books. She is mostly known for her Romantic Comedies, however, she has the talent to write anything and this book proves it. I typically don't read a lot of emotional books. Any book that can make me ugly snot cry deserves 5 stars. This book hooked me from page one and I had a hard time putting it down. It was an emotional roller coaster of a ride.
Eli and Shelby had a forbidden romance years ago. Then Eli was deployed. Now he's back and Shelby is not the same as she once was. She's a stranger, but then, so is he. He came back broken, half the man he once was. Eli is determined to make Shelby remember how things once were. They both need it to heal.
I loved this book. It gave me the all the feels, made me cry, and made me swoon. I loved everything about it. 5 well deserved stars from me.
Top reviews from other countries
Shelby on the other hand had a different life. It wasn't the one she ought to be living, but it would have to do. She had overcome obstacles that had changed her life direction forever, she had lost her true love and was making do with the hand she had been dealt, but she wasn't happy.
One day both Shelby's and Eli's lives change, they both end up back in the same world, shell-shocked to see each other again. Can life ever be the same again?
Lovely stand alone story of a second chance at love and life. Some good twists in the tale that you don't expect. A good few heart-wrenching sections.
I can't explain how much I loved this book I had been in a bit of a book funk lately but tara sivec always brings me out of it