A dying wish.
After years of loneliness, widowed Gabriella is ready to fill the void—as long as she doesn’t have to give her heart to another man.
Caleb’s screwed himself right into a dead-end existence. Faced with an ultimatum, he’s hell-bound on changing his reckless ways.
A chance meeting has these two instantly attracted to one another, but when their paths cross again—this time as professor and student—the roles reverse on Professor Edwards as Caleb teaches her how to feel again.
From the synopsis, to the teasers, this one had me. And this story is different. I feel like I sometimes read the same types of stories over and over again. But I loved that our heroine Gabriella is this beautiful, 39 year old widow, mother of two 20 something twins just out of college. Gabriella is a college English professor and lives in Vegas; left NYC due to tragedy and a broken heart, and looking to just start over. Problem is she never really started over, she just stayed still; shut down, and just survived for her daughters.
The prologue…well that’s what really got me hooked. It had me in tears; and not just because of the nature of the content and the tragedy. It was the writing. I saw a different Faith Andrews. She evokes those feelings you need to draw you into her story. So…it was on.
The story of Gabriella and Caleb. AWWW…Caleb, I loved that he wasn’t this perfect, rich, well-to-do hottie, ready to take on the world, bang the girl and live HEA. Nope. He’s flawed. And just based on his story and background, I wanted to see him succeed. And get the girl and get his second chance at life.
Gabby and Caleb meet and sparks flying from that first moment. And then there’s the whole teacher/student thing…which makes for great angst, because you just never know when shit is gonna go down.
Their relationship is fresh, and new for Gabriella. I loved that Caleb was the one teaching her how to love, and feel again.
“We’ll heal together or be fucked up together. Either way, I want to be to-ge-ther.”
One thing I don’t like in a book is when love scenes are short. I love when an author is descriptive. And Faith gets my HOLLAS for mint love scenes. They go on for pages, and I never wanted to skim. Sometimes I skim, but not in this one. I felt every kiss, every touch. I think because I wanted to know what it was like for Gabby and Caleb to heal.
Again it was that prologue. I felt that connection to Gabby, so I needed to feel again for her.
The secondary characters in this book were a great support for this story as well. Gina, Gabby’s younger sister, a fire cracker lawyer from NYC was freaking great and comical as well as Gabby’s twin daughter’s Stella and Nina. Loved the back and forth dialog between Gabby and her daughters. You could feel their love, and their hurt.
Seeing the love between Gabriella and Caleb unfold was beautiful. But the last portion of the book had me biting nails. I was ready to cut a b*tch! Hells yeah!! We have one of those!! I think the last 25 % of Feel Again I was on speed read. I could not put it down.
Feel Again is a breathtaking story about second chances at love…and life. Everybody deserves one; its how you actually get there is what I loved reading about. So worth it and definitely MINT Approved!!
About Faith Andrews
Faith Andrews lives in New York where she is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful daughters and a furry Yorkie son, Rocco. If she isn’t listening to Mumford and Sons or busy being a Dance Mom, her nose is in a book or her laptop. She’s a sucker for a happily ever after and believes her characters are out there living one somewhere . . .