REVIEW: The Story of Us by Tara Sivec.


My Rating: 4 Stars!

Genre: Romance

Publication Date: 6/11/2017

Print Length338 pages


How much can a man take before he breaks?

1,843 days. That’s how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I’ll do anything to get back to her. Only Shelby Eubanks isn’t the girl I left behind all those years ago. She’s someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother’s ambitions. But I won’t give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.

My Review:

I’ll just jump right in and say that The Story of Us stole my heart. I can honestly say I’ve never felt as connected to the characters of a book as I have with this one.

Tara has an amazing way of making you feel like you know the characters personally, which made me feel every emotion Shelby & Eli felt. Happiness, sadness, anger, and frustration.

Tara really opened up my eyes to PTSD. I haven’t read much about PTSD and I’ve especially not read a book that describes how bad it truly is.  Tara did an excellent job of getting me into the mindset of someone with PTSD. I was devastated & I just wanted to wrap Eli up in a big hug & protect him!

Shelby is a strong, selfless woman. I love her fiery attitude and how she fought to get back her life. Shelby is such a loveable character and my heart broke for her so many times. I wanted to reach in and give Shelby a big hug too!

I can only hope to have a love as strong as Eli & Shelby someday!

I would definitely recommend The Story of Us to anyone that loves a tearjerker romance. Just remember to keep some tissue nearby!

Thank you for taking your time to read my review!

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