Series: Still Standing #1
Author: T.R. Graves
Genre: NA Contemporary
Source: Itching for Books Tour
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Your own two feet are all you have when you’ve been left.
A naive Baylee loves Colt, her boyfriend of four years, more than she ever thought possible. After a little snooping, she’s convinced she’s well on her way toward hearing an once-in-a-lifetime proposal and starring in the wedding-of-the-year event. Instead, she’s blindsided by a very public breakup and the crushing news that Colt is marrying someone else… someone more befitting him and the role his father expects him to take in his law firm.
Baylee may have spent years resenting Ariana, her mother, and her suicide, an intolerable show of weakness in Baylee’s opinion, but after Colt leaves her just short of the altar, Baylee sees the world through her mother’s eyes. She sympathizes with Ariana’s actions and realizes that some things—soul-deep aches—can irreparably damage you and make moving on nearly impossible.
At least that’s how she feels until she meets Ryker. With his help, Baylee discovers there is life after Colt, and she prepares to move on by pulling herself up by the bootstraps, holding her head high, and standing on her own two feet. Unfortunately, a new jealous and hateful Colt has his own plans for her, and they are plans no one—especially Baylee—ever saw coming.
What I Thought
This story is so amazing. Seriously. I LOVED it. As in couldn’t put it down, had to finish reading it. Stayed up all night and now I can’t see straight. Amazing.
So, when we first meet Baylee it is at the beginning and we are introduced as her mom commits suicide. Nice right? But then we meet her again all grown up and her boyfriend, Colt. You right away start getting the message that things aren’t going well in their relationship and sure enough, he breaks up with her, and in rides Ryker. Okay, with a name like Ryker, he either has to be cool or a jerk. Turns out he is all that and then some.
So, I think I’m adding Ryker to my imaginary list of fictional boys I want to date. Oh, my, he is good looking, sweet, AND it doesn’t hurt that he is rich… just sayin’! Plus, whenever Baylee needs him? He seems to be right there.
I loved the story and the characters were just amazing! I can’t wait to read book two and follow up on the rest of Baylee and Ryker’s story!