One breath of air,
One moment in time ...
Could change your life forever.
Growing up, Peyton Spencer fell in love with the boy across the road, Callum Reid. As the years went by, it only made sense that they would wind up being completely and utterly infatuated with each other. That was, until the morning Peyton wakes up to find Callum packing up and leaving the small town they lived in. Left heartbroken and with no explanation, Peyton spends the next four years of her life without him, ensuring they never cross paths again.
At seventeen and months after Callum leaves her, Peyton buries her parents—feeling more alone than ever before. Now at twenty-one, she’s inherited the family hotel, The Spencer-Dayle. Just when she thinks life couldn't get more complicated, the one person that shattered her heart, soul and belief returns. For Peyton, his return opens up all her old wounds and resurfaces the memories she’s tried to forget.
He’s not the same boy she once fell in love with. He’s guarded and keeps secrets close to him. Peyton knows her life will begin to unravel.Untold truths will finally come to light. Whether or not Peyton wants to hear it, the truth will undoubtedly break her heart all over again.
That being said, I blame her for all the tears I shed while reading the ending of this book. I don't know what's up with me lately. Books almost NEVER make me cry, and it's such a waste not to use all the tissues I always have at the ready when people tell me a book will make me cry.
I didn't have any tissues ready for this book. I underestimated the book, or I overestimated my own sense of feels. Whatever the reason, this book made me cry.
This book didn't truly take off for me until after I was 1/3 into it. I mean, this book would have taken me two days max to read, and it took me four because I took 2-3 days off from reading it. The first part I couldn't get into and I wanted to.
Even with the ability this book had to make me cry, it could have been better. I felt that the crisis could have been explained way earlier, if Callum had gotten his business straight and just plain explained things to Peyton from the beginning, instead of being mysterious, running off, and leaving things unfinished. But then we wouldn't really have a story. Talk about time wasted.
I had a love/hate relationship with Peyton. I mean, I was rooting for her and Callum to work things out, but at the same time I felt like slapping her (solely for the purpose of making her see reason). Her personality bothered me. Is there such a thing as being way too humble? Way too complacent? Because that is what Peyton is. I hated that she was almost always in control of how situations went down. I wanted pure, raw emotion at some points in the story that called for it, and was sorely disappointed when I didn't get it. When she ended up emotionally hurt at some parts, I couldn't really sympathize with her because she chose to get hurt; she knew it, he knew it, we all knew it. Have some self preservation.
Maybe this all sounds a little harsh, but it's only because Peyton exasperated me so much. I didn't hate all of her, just the part where she basically let herself be walked all over like a doormat.
I loved the explanation of what Sometimes Moments are. Even though the idea of the plot is a bit common nowadays, I still read it because I once had a cousin in the same situation as Callum, but without all the love drama of this story.
I liked this book a lot, but I could have done without the mystery of why Callum left. This book gets 3.5 out of 5 Platypires from me.