July 20, 2016 by evesummers
He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother, and my best protector.
He was my best everything.
He was mine.
Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.
Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.
But now she’s back, and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.
Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?
I pushed my glasses up the bridge of my nose as I reread the letter from my brother for the millionth time since I received it two days ago. It stated two things. One, my uncle passed away. My godfather and dear friend was gone. And two, I had to go home.
I wasn’t jumping for joy about either fact.
I looked up from the worn paper Lochlan’s letter was scribbled upon and gazed out the window of the train I was sitting inside.
The Yorkshire’s countryside passed me by, and in seconds I was lost in the green beauty of it. Unfortunately, the glamour of the never-ending dreamlike view wasn’t enough to mask the pain in my chest. The horrendous agony quickly brought me back to the present, and it screamed that I couldn’t run from it.
Not this time, Lane, a sour voice in my mind hissed. You can’t escape this.
Nothing beautiful to the naked eye or soothing to the delicate ear could erase the inevitable reality I would soon have to face head on. I shifted in my seat as my stomach roiled at the thought of what the next few days entailed.
Why did this have to happen? I glumly wondered.
Title: Until Harry
Author: L.A. Casey
Category: second-chance, friends-to-lovers, unrequited love, drama
Another deeply emotional read and a top one of 2016. Although very dramatic and difficult to read in places due to the events depicted, this was a heartwarming and optimistic story of internal strength and living life to the fullest. It is about coming to terms with death and love, both in the book’s present and past, and the way the secrets unfolded was wonderful to experience.
This is the first book I’ve read by L.A. Casey, despite many recommendations, but it will definitely not be the last. I was highly impressed with the complexities of the characters and the reasons for the starting positions of Kale and Lane at the beginning, and enjoyed watching them finding their way back to one another whilst reading about their past and really getting invested in their relationship.
If you fancy a heartwarming sob-fest, this is the one for you.