Brooke Willis had everything she ever wanted: a happy marriage, volunteer placement at the art gallery, and the promise of starting a family with the man of her dreams.
Saxon Reed had everything he ever thought he needed: a successful career, nice cars, expensive apartment, and more money than he knew what to do with.
After losing her husband Brooke insists on taking over his company to keep his dreams alive. Struggling in an industry she knows nothing about, Brooke turns to Saxon, her husband’s best friend and business partner, for guidance and support. Their mutual grief, and Saxon’s need to look after his best friend’s wife, creates a connection beyond just business.
Can Brooke take over the company and find a new life without saying goodbye to the past? Can Saxon protect and care for Brooke without scaring her away?
What happens when your heart doesn’t listen to your head? When lines are crossed and boundaries are pushed?
“Life goes on, whether you choose to move forward and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could’ve been. I don’t want to live in the past anymore. I’m so lonely; there’s nothing for me here.”
It is a rare and beautiful thing when I pick up a book and have such strong reactions to the characters. Wherever you will go has skyrocketed to my top two book of feels. (The other if you are wondering is the Off the Map series by Lia Riley). There needs to be a sticker on the front warning readers – ‘this will induce tears – both sad and happy’.
I honestly want to just give this book one huge hug. This has it all. Heartache! Tick. Romance! Tick. Miscommunication! Tick. Wonderfully strong and interesting characters! Tick. Feels! Tick tick tick! Hard hitting drama. Beautiful growth from the characters and a divine romance brewing. Oh talk about opening the flood gates. The prologue to this story brings on the warm and fuzzies and then the first chapter is a swift upper cut to the feels. My heart is broken for Brooke and the fairy tale future that never eventuated. Just when I thought it can’t get worse for her, it does. I have a headache from all the crying while I write this review.
I love Smith’s writing style. It’s modern, refreshing and easy to read but that doesn’t mean the story is uncomplicated. There is a beautiful web of so many levels within this tale that have left me raw. It alternates from Brooke and Saxon’s point of view. Saxon is an uncomplicated man. He’s up front. He’s very clear with what he wants. It’s Brooke who complicates things but I understand why she does. She’s in a very confusing mental state given what’s happened to her.
But please don’t think it’s all doom and gloom. There are lots of fuzzies sprinkled throughout that brought a smile to my dial. I love the banter between Brooke and her friend Rachael. Saxon is sex on legs and is a real man. I have recommended this book to so many people (even gifted a few copies) and warned them to have the tissues ready and when they pull the ‘just sucked a lemon face’ for their own fears – I prompt them – no, you have to read the heartache to get to the true love.
There were times I was gasping by what was revealed and I was cheering them on. I was smiling while reading the last chapter and then the tears started again. (They are now while I’m writing this. Damn you Stephanie!) I urge everyone to go out and buy this book and I dare you to tell me that you don’t at least get the sniffles – if you don’t … you must have a heart of stone.
I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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