Thirty-four-year-old Blake Wheeler was everything Lila had ever wanted. A rising-star surgeon with his whole life ahead of him, Blake gave Lila ten perfect years of marriage before plunging her into the hardest year of their lives.
When a late night shooting leaves Blake in a coma, Lila is faced with a difficult decision: continue life support or let him go.
One year later, Lila remains unwilling to speak, in a private mental health facility where she refuses to move on.
Dr. Ross Reeves knows firsthand about loss, having spent the better part of five years burying himself in his work. Tasked with the challenge of breaking Lila's silence, Ross investigates Lila's past and her husband's death, finding more to Blake's murder than meets the eye. A series of mysterious coincidences has Ross wondering if Lila is acting out of grief ... or guilt.
Mostly I enjoyed it. The story was captivating and I found myself drawn to a few of the characters. It was hard to put it down at times, because I needed to know what would happen next.
At the same time, I felt like some of it was a little too hard to believe. There were also parts that I felt shouldn't have been surprising to the characters, especially among medical professionals.
Throughout the story I found myself most drawn to Lila. I wanted to know more about her and her story. Although I was interested in a few of the others, she was definitely the favorite for me.
One thing I don't understand is how this was labeled a contemporary romance. It has romance in it, but it wasn't the focus. It's definitely a drama though.
I did really like the writing. The dialogue was good, it flows well, and the relationships between the characters were done well. All and all, I enjoyed it.