Didi Monroe's waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.
While Zac's away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker. Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker's a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.
Yet Didi can't help but be drawn to him, and though he's strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.
As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn't believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?
Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.
My review - This story was heartbreakingly beautiful.
I loved every second of this story, I was gripped from the very first page and didn't want to put it down once.
In this story we have two POV's, Didi and Walker's. I really liked that we had both of their POVs as I enjoyed reading their thoughts on certain situations. They where both very interesting characters.
Didi think she has it all with a degree under her belt and she is dating a very hot star named Zac. She then volunteers at a military rehabilitation hospital and everything changes. She meets Sanchez who has lost an arm and a leg but he does not let that get him down and he had a great outlook on life. Then we have Dobbs who lost both of his legs and of course Walker who has gone blind and he is very angry and bitter.
There is a connection between Walker and Didi but they do have some obstacles to pass.
Didi is a very down to earth character who realises how lucky she is when she goes and volunteers at the hospital. She is also very lovely and wants to help all the patients at the hospital.
There is many twist and turns in this book, some beautiful moments but there is also tragedy that had me crying.
Mila (Sarah) has written this book amazingly. It is such a delicate topic that she written with sensitivity. This book took me on a rollarcoaster of emotions and even when I closed the book after finishing I couldn't stop thinking about it.
Like I said, this is a heartbreakingly beautiful story that everyone needs to read.