be a joke.
now, a van would drive up and Ashton Kutcher would slide the door open,
laughing hysterically at my melodramatic performance on the front porch.
on the page jumbled into a toxic mess my brain refused to comprehend, much less
to arrange a paternity test (DNA).
remembered Chelsea Airy.
true—we’d gone out once, and we’d been friends for a while after. But I hadn’t
heard so much as a peep from her since I’d gotten married. I’d reached out a
handful of times, but she’d quit responding and fell off the face of the earth.
There hadn’t been a text, an email, a phone call, not even a Facebook message,
much less a stork in the last five years.
could forgive a lot, but she’d never wanted children—much less another woman’s.
Stephie Walls is a literary whore – she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has six novels out, four short stories, and two collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world.
Just closed my kindle on my very first Stephie Walls book! After reading this one, I am scratching my head wondering why have I not read any of her other books?
This very emotional roller-coaster ride was one I could not get off. Picked up the book and buckled up. Didn’t stop reading till the kindle had no more pages to turn.
In this book, we cover a lot of years. Starting in high school when Carp is the superstar basketball player and Cora is the new gal in the high school. A school where the kids have started preschool together and gone through all the years together. It was then that these two met and became the couple everyone in school was jealous of.
Through college and grad school, these two were inseparable. The only thing they could see was a future that was Carp and Cora. But as life throws everyone hurdles to jump, Cora heads off to pursue her career. Leaving Carp devastated.
The hurdles these two manage to jump can only be called fate. But with successfully jumping means there has got to be more in store for them. Because no one ever gets the easy route in life.
I really, really enjoyed this book! Was written flawlessly and flowed perfectly.
An added note—Why oh why would someone NOT pick the University of Kentucky to play basketball at? I wanted to smack Carp upside the head for picking the not to be mentioned college to play basketball!!!!
James meets Cora in high school cafeteria and it’s love at first sight , and HE KNOWS IT TOO ! That’s the finality I loved. James knows he’s staring at his Happily Ever After , right there. No conflict, no doubt. And he treats her as such, never more than an arm’s distance and a kiss away. Cora has been through an upheaval and finds solace in his enveloping arms and solid wide chest, listening to his heartbeat, her own heart finds peace. James is a perfect man, taking care of his girl , being the loyal friend to Neil, he’s just perfect **sigh**😍With Cora in my arms and the ocean lapping at our feet, my heart fell, our souls collided, and I’d found the love of my life. At seventeen and a junior in high school, fate—no serendipity—had delivered the missing piece of my rib in the form of Cora Chase.
That the thing about young love, it’s tensile and adaptive in its naivetè . Life throws punches at them, temptations, and career goals threatening their relationships, yet they work through it somehow.
The what ifs creep up between them and they are seperated .
It seemed no matter which way we turned another obstacle moved in front of us, but I couldn’t dodge them all, and she’d quit trying.
I’d lost her. I hadn’t fought when it mattered, and now I was too late. She’d seized the opportunity in front of her.
I vowed to start living tomorrow as though Cora Chase had never existed. She’d chosen her path, and now I’d blaze mine.
Separate yet still in each other’s hearts. They find their way back BUT…..its a big BUT , there’s evidence of indiscretions, staring right in their faces.
The story is peppered with Big questions and big decisions , big problems and big dilemmas, lots of bitterness and big hearted forgiveness.
I loved the story, it’s natural smooth flow and it’s grasping power. I couldn’t put it down and was constantly thinking about the characters. Cora was all forgiving, big hearted , golden girl. James was the do-goode perfect alpha and they had perfect supportive friends -Neil & Hannah. Th surprise towards the end was like W.T.H was that and though Cora is third wheel,she’s NOT, she’s more attached than we had realised.
A very feel good book. It’s Really Amazing
4.5 Fragile Legends Stars