One woman, one man, and a love that won’t let either of them go.
Born on the wrong side of the tracks and dealt a fair share of hardship, Nikki Kline never gives up a fight. Even when her reason to keep going is ripped from her, Nikki tries desperately to hang on. But when the man who broke Nikki’s heart comes back into her life she doesn’t know how much she can take. Especially since that man seems determined to win back her damaged heart.
Wade Lightfoot is a man who knows he’s made more mistakes than most. As much as he would like to repair the damage he’s done to those he loves, Wade also knows there is no going back. But when he sets out to put things right the last thing he’s prepared to find out is that he had a son. A son he’ll never get the chance to meet.
When the truth is out and all the old wounds are bared, it seems impossible that Nikki and Wade will find their way back to each other. But true love is an undeniable force that even past hurts can’t destroy.
This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.
Warning: This title contains heartbreaking tragedy, lies and deception, and a scorching passion that nothing can deny.
I had to wait a week before I could at least stand the thought of reviewing this book. Not cuz I didn’t like it but more because I was so touched by it that I always started crying only thinking about it. The warning at the end of the Blurb really is true: No Longer Mine is a heartbreaking tragedy that won’t leave you untouched.
The story starts in a dramatic way. We join Nikki, her little son and her brother in a bumpy ride through a storm. We see how much they care for each other and bam everything is over. We find ourselves again in the hospital with Nikki barely living and conscious just long enough to get the news that her boy died in the accident. At this moment I first thought that I wouldn’t be able to read this book. I was so touched and felt so much for Nikki I was afraid I couldn’t stand all the emotion and heartbreak that had to follow. I took a break and during this time I thought about what would happen next and what should not. I started to think about all the possible ways Shiloh could ruin this book and I thought perhaps it wouldn’t be that emotional the whole time. I was wrong.
Nikki is broken but she tries to stay strong. Her life was nothing you would wish even your worst enemy. She was hurt by Wade big time and when she discovers that she’s pregnant she just knows one thing- she wants that child. The boy gave her life a sense again. She had something to live for and when he is ripped out of her life she thinks that nothing is left that’s worth living for. I can hardly imagine how it must feel to be in that kind of a situation but I have to say Ms. Walker made me believe I got what it would feel like. My heart broke so often for Nikki and I admired her for her strength. When she sees Wade in her life again all the old emotions surface again and she has no idea how to handle it. Can she live with the constant reminder of her boy and the heartbreak Wade caused her? I think I couldn’t stand that.
Wade is clueless that he had a boy. He thinks that Nikki is just angry cuz of his past mistakes and the way he indirectly ended their engagement. He wants her back cuz he never stopped loving her and he tries to find a way to sneak back into her heart. He knows he was wrong in the past and he knows that it is hard for Nikki to forget that but he underestimates the situation. He has no idea that he was a father and that Nikki lived through hell cuz of losing that child.
As you can imagine the whole situation seemed hopeless from the start. But I just couldn’t stop wishing for a HEA. But what kind of HEA can that be? The boy is dead after all? I learned to accept that together with Nikki in small baby steps and at the end I could see a future for them again. It was a hard and heart-wrenching story. No longer Mine is no story you can read fast and be satisfied with. I cried so much, even after I finished this book. It just makes you think about life and death and the unfairness of life. It was really depressing from time to time.
A few times the book was too angsty for my taste and some things seemed a bit off but it is a book I will never forget.
All in all No Longer Mine was a captivating read. I had to put it down from time to time but my thoughts never left it. It was just so emotionally intense, heart breaking and lovely at the same time. I loved the characters and was sucked into the story right away. I highly recommend this book.
I give No Longer Mine 4 out of 5 bookies.