Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review - The Fable of Us by Nicole Williams - JMAC

Her heart can’t be destroyed by the same person twice. At least that’s what Clara Abbot finds herself hoping when she runs into Boone Cavanaugh less than an hour after returning to Charleston.

As kids, Clara and Boone had been each other’s firsts, and no one or nothing could stand in the way of their forever. But all kids have to grow up sometime. The troubled son of the town drunk winding up with the firstborn daughter of the local royalty was a happy ending even the most imaginative of fairy tales couldn’t make believable.

Their fable came to an end as most do: tragically. Boone might have done the leaving, but it was Clara who got away and made a new life for herself in California. But after seven years of dodging her hometown, she’s only back in Charleston for seven days to celebrate her sister’s wedding. She won’t let her overbearing family or her run-in with Boone rattle her—though rattling her is obviously Boone’s primary objective.

Boone is her past and her past is behind her, a mere speck in the rearview. So why does she feel it coming back every time she looks at him? Why does she see it every time he looks back?

Just when Clara’s life can’t possibly get more complicated, the ground shifts, and she discovers just how far her family was willing to go to keep the wrong boy out of her life. Was it really Boone who left her? Or was it Clara who left him?

The truth will be hard to face. Especially when she discovers most of her life has been built on lies.

OMG I didn’t realize how much I missed Nicole William’s books until I started reading The Fable of Us.  I was hooked from the very first page, until the book was over.  I seriously didn’t want it to end. 
The Fable of Us is a second chance romance between Boone and Clara, who lost each-other when they were young.  Due to a lot of lies, and misunderstandings they both hurt each-other.  A surprise meeting, and offer bring them back into each-others’ lives. 
Boone is my new favorite bbf of Nicole (Jude is my book husband).  I loved him.  He was the type of man who was tough, but deep deep down, he was just a guy who lost the love of his life which in turn left him cold and miserable. 
The relationship between Boone and Clara was so real.  They had such unfinished business so when they connected again there was a lot of anger and resentment.  Their feelings were so easy to understand.  Usually with a break up in a book someone was at fault in the relationship, in this story, neither person was at fault.  So you understood the hurt and pain coming from both Boone and Clara. 
I don’t even need to explain how much of an amazing writer Nicole is.  She writes with passion behind each word.  I easily get caught up in her stories wishing for them to never end.  The Fable of Us was amazing.  If you love a second chance romance, this one is the one for you.  Without a doubt this book was easily a 5 star read. 
Nicole, you are such an amazing writer, and you’ll always have a forever fan in me!

<3 Jill Mac 

Nicole is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series, the LOST & FOUND series, and a good handful more. She writes romance because she still believes in soul mates and happy endings. 

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