by Clara Stone
Life’s. Little. Surprises.
The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.
Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.
Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?
And an unexpected journey to falling in love
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Totally loved this story!
Heath and Ace found each other when they were 8 years old - saving each other from a world full of sorrow by bring smiles and happiness with each and every day.
10 years later, their friendship is still strong - Heath, the playboy that he is - finding a little of Ace in every girl he gets close with.
Heath is a strong guy who cares for Ace, and lets everyone know that if they mess with her, they mess with him.
While they have their own seperate lives going on in high school, their crowd does mix together somewhat. With Ace being a cheerleader and Heath being on both the football and Lycross team, but Ace is a little more serious about life.
When Heath discovers his feelings for Ace has grown into more than he can ever admid, he struggles with wanting to be with her, and afraid of losing her as his best friend.
Ace has always loved Heath. But she needed his friendship more than she needed anything else.
This is really a sweet story - had me in tears a lot - reading on pins and needles waiting right there with them :)