Once again Sasha has made me giddy with joy. This book made me swoon and fall in love all over again.
Helen has been pining over Joseph since she first laid eyes on him 5 years ago. After spending so many years completely in love with him, she finally decided enough was enough and she was over him. Her heart as other ideas.
One night while she was babysitting, Joe shows up while she is having a dance off with Will. The minute she sees him she begin an inner war over being over him or not. Who can blame her when he is described as "He was still a solid six foot four, broad and lean. His warm brown eyes were so gentle and soulful, deep and witty." Helen's brother Josh and Joe's sister Claire decide to have Joe stay with Helen since she is single and lives alone. Soon enough Helen is reminded of all the reasons she fell for him in the first place.
While Joe was in Africa, they were writing back and forth and had decided to pretend to be dated so that Helen would not have to worry about men she did not want anything to do with. After a children's dance recital, Helen is confronted with Chris who can't seem to get a hint. Joe and Helen make a show of showing Chris that she is off the market and all his.
With the wedding around the corner, Helen is a bit freaked out because she has been sick for months. The day of the wedding she goes to see a doctor to confirm her worst fear. As Joe and Helen quickly grow closer and start to fall for one another, she confides in him about her health issues. Joe being a doctor asks Helen if he can go with her to her doctor appointment. Helen never expects the news she receives.
As Helen is adjusting to all the new changes in her life, Joe has to go back to Africa. Helen is left to break the news of her new life to her dad and step-mom alone when the unimaginable happens.
This book was incredible. I love all the characters; especially Joe. Joe is so funny and adorable. I love that he blushes and is just so stinking cute. He is so passionate. He didn't let ANYTHING stand between him and what/who he wanted. I could go on all day long about how amazing he is. From the very first book Helen's character was strong. She is compassionate and loving and everyone is drawn to her. When all hell breaks loose she is still just as selfless and doesn't let it tear her to pieces. I recommend this book to everyone who loves a sweet romance and just enough heartbreak to make you keep turning the pages.