Everything I Need
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Charlotte ‘Charley’ Meadows has come face-to-face with adversity more times than she cares to admit. Three months after experiencing yet another devastating tragedy, she moves from the place she's always called home. Determined to move past the events that shattered her world, Charley abandons her true passion in life and replaces it with exhausting days of mindless, unfulfilling work. She never expected was to have her newfound peace disrupted by Wes Blackman.
Wes Blackman, snowboarder extraordinaire turned business owner, is a hometown hero. Unfortunately, Wes hasn’t had much time to keep up with his passion for riding as he’s kept his focus on making Blackman Boards the industry leader in snowboard production. With his company set to launch a new series of boards, Wes finds himself back on the mountain. What he hadn’t expected to find was a girl who would make him want to spend more time enjoying life.
Can Wes break through Charley’s tough exterior and open her heart to not only vulnerability, but also a renewed sense of purpose in life? And if he does, will he be there to pick up the pieces if tragedy strikes again?
***This book is the first in a series of interconnected standalone novels. It can be read as a standalone.***
WOW! What an incredible love story!
This was such a refreshing to read. A love story with characters who acted like adults?! My eyes must have deceived me.
The heroine, Charley, has endured heartbreaking tragedy in her life and is cautious to form attachments to new people. The hero, Wes, is persistent in his pursuit of a relationship with Charley, but he does it in a way that’s sweet, lovely, and charming. Slowly, but surely, their relationship blossoms and they develop a loving bond that’s beautiful to witness.
As if the main characters weren’t enough to make this story worth reading, the supporting characters send it over the top. Wes, Charley, and their friends made me wish I lived in their world so I could be part of their lives.
This book had me intrigued from the start and it was a roller coaster of emotions I felt throughout. I laughed, cried, laughed some more, and finally smiled at the happy ending. This book fed my soul in a way that not many others have managed lately.
I highly recommend this book!!
Wish the main character’s relationship would have developed more.
Charley and Wes' relationship reached an emotional plateau in the first half of the book and the few minor hiccups they experienced in the second half like jealousy, a friend - non-main character - getting hurt, etc. didn’t seem to add anything more or deeper to what they already felt for one another. While their relationship was sweet, once I finished I felt like Wes and Charley’s story could have ended halfway through the book and wouldn’t have lost any ground since nothing that happened after about the halfway mark seemed to deepen their relationship or their own characters. (I would have just assumed that they ended up moving in together and everything else that followed. Or these things could have been included in the next books in the series since I’m assuming these characters will be present in those stories). Maybe because they reached this plateau, much of the second half of the book seemed to focus not around the main characters, Wes and Charley’s relationship, but on their friends, Zane and Emme, and the beginning of that relationship and Emme’s struggles with it and her past even though it looks like they are getting a whole book to themselves anyway.