A new romance novel by New York Times bestselling author H.M. Ward about sex, soul mates, and deadly secrets.
When Celebrity Magazine declares rock star Trystan Scott the sexiest man alive, I’m not surprised. How can anyone claim otherwise about those blazing blue eyes, rock-hard abs, dark hair, and a totally lickable dimple?
Before the billionaire playboy rose to stardom, we were friends for a while and lovers for a night. Though that was nearly a decade ago, our connection burns brightly in my memory. We weren’t a one night stand, not to me.
I can admit it–I got played. To him, I was just another conquest. My beautiful best friend is long gone, and I’ve moved on. But when fate forces us to meet face to face, everything I felt for him comes rushing back.
Trystan is crashing and burning fast. The press flock like vultures, waiting for him to kill himself or worse. Either way, his mistakes earn them millions.
One night, one time, one word is all it takes to wash away a decade of reason and regret. One secret threatens to push him six feet under, and, when those beautiful eyes turn to me for help, how can I say no?
“I’ve got to tell you that writing this book was really hard. It was tied to a loss a few years ago and writing the book reopened some old wounds. The dedication at the beginning of the book is to Jim, my uncle. He used to say ‘beautiful’ so NYer Brooklyn that it was one of those things that was him”
– H.M Ward Via Facebook Post
If you are a fan of the series, or if you read this standalone novel for the first time you will come to love the characters of Trystan and Mari (pronounced as Mar-ee).
“The one he never stopped loving;”
“The girl that he only truly sings for.”
It is has been and always will be Mari. He doesn’t know what he can do to ever win back her love and trust.Mari is engaged and planning a wedding, while helping Trystan and her best friend Kate mourn the death of their mutual friend. Together the three rebuild a friendship and connection that has been lost for some time. Trystan has secrets that Mari uncovers. Mari finally allows herself to accept that she has been stagnant in life ever since Trystan walked away from her and left her with a broken heart.
The story goes through how to mend a broken heart. It is about forgiveness, trust, honesty, and sacrifice.
Man this guy can never catch a break. He is harboring a secret from everyone. Once you find out, you will be like “WHAT the F! That sucks!” I mean it is life altering. He has no one. Everyone that has cared about him as a person, and not the rock star, is gone. When Mari walks back into his life, he finally can breath, but he fears it is to late to mend broken fence that he has already demolished.The connection between our two protagonist is still as strong as ever. We get dual POV throughout the story and are able to finally get the ending all the fans have been waiting for. I am so happy for the way H.M Ward finished the series. It was satisfying. I feel like I can breath now when I think of Mari and Trystan’s story.
So the question you ask me…
Should I read it?
Does it live up to the original series? Yes and Yes.
If you are not the type that is into mature content, don’t worry. There is nothing graphic or detailed in this book regarding any sexual situations among the characters.It is still true to the original Trystan Scott series and more!
full circle with this book.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.