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Even When It Wasn’t You by Kayla Tirrell: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Macy never expected to find the love of her life in high school—at an 1800s pioneer reenactment camp, no less—but that's precisely where she met Nate. She was a private school kid reluctantly attending camp for the first time with her dad. Nate was from a large, homeschooling family that enjoyed going every year. Their unlikely friendship soon developed into a romantic relationship that had them dreaming of a future together—until Macy unexpectedly called things off in college.

Now twenty-three, Macy is a successful florist with no plans of settling down. When her best friend's wedding festivities mean Nate's return, she's forced to face her past and the feelings she may still have for him. Macy will have to decide if she's willing to risk opening her heart again, or if she will stay on the path she's already chosen where things feel safer.

If you enjoy the wedding backdrop of 
Forget Me Not by Julie Soto but prefer the funny and wholesome writing style of Sarah Adams, you’ll love Even When It Wasn’t You. It’s humor, raw emotion, and swoon-worthy moments will keep you reading long into the night!

Kayla has loved to read as long as she can remember. While she started out reading spooky stories that had her hiding under her covers, she now prefers stories with a bit more kissing.

When she gets a chance to watch TV, she enjoys cheesy sci-fi and superhero shows.

Most days, you’ll catch her burning dinner in an attempt to cook while reading just one more chapter.

Kayla lives in the sunshine state with her husband and three boys.

Connect with Kayla online:

Website: tirrellblewrites.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/KaylaTirrellWrites

Twitter: twitter.com/ThatsTirrellble

Instagram: instagram.com/thats_tirrellble

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely beautiful love story this was! Macy and Nate met when they were teenagers at a pioneer reenactment camp and instantly connected--- despite her inadvertent insult upon their first meeting. In the present day, we know that they are no longer together and that it ended badly... and that they're seeing each other again for the first time for her best friend/his sister's wedding. The story goes back and forth between the current timeline and their history. I loved getting to see how they love story started in their past--- it really was just the sweetest. It also kept me wondering what on earth could have happened to break them apart. We don't find out the details until later in the story- though I'd come to the correct assumption much earlier. This part of their story was absolutely heartbreaking, but I thought it was handled well. It dealt with some very heavy issues, but all happen off page and while it's an important part in their story, it's not heavily discussed. Overall, while there were definitely some moments that were hard to read, I really enjoyed this story. It was the first I had read from this author, but it won't be the last.

Even When It Wasn't You is a closed-door romance with kisses only. There is a slight bit of innuendo and some minor language throughout as well. See the author's note before the story for trigger warnings. 

Get your copy: https://amzn.to/3QCnhZd


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