on September 24, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance
High powered divorce lawyer, Victoria Larkin, is known as the ice queen. Tough. Emotionless. What they don’t know, is that ten years ago, she lost everything. Including her hope for the future.
Chase Monroe struggles with his own demons. Devastated by guilt and on a mission to correct his past, he uses his skills as a college psychology professor to help others move beyond their grief.
When Victoria is forced to attend grief counselling, she meets Chase, and there is an instant attraction. Chase is determined to help her confront her past and find happiness. Victoria is afraid to relive her pain.
Just as they begin to step forward, tragedy strikes and throws them backwards, and they find themselves, once again, shackled to the past.
Can Chase and Victoria find the path to a happy future together? Or will they forever be wishing for yesterday?
I picked up Give Me Yesterday on a whim yesterday morning and seriously could not put it down. It’s definitely not a light read, it’s emotionally-heavy but a good book.
The beginning of the book completely sucked me in. Literally. The main character Victoria suffers an awful tragedy and is left with a large part of her heart gone in seconds. Fast forward ten years and she’s aptly nicknamed the Ice Queen. She is now a divorce lawyer and a very good one at that. When she is forced to go to grief counseling she meets Chase, a man who is also dealing with his own demons, and ultimately he helps her move on to the present.
I am going to be the first to admit that I could not connect with Victoria. She was just so…disconnected. I can’t imagine living like that for ten years. Not having someone to connect with, having what seems like a non-existent relationship with her family. I will say that this probably made her the exact kind of lawyer I’d want fighting my cases for me.
Chase on the other hand was the heart of the book. The way he disarmed Victoria (or Tori to him) and broke down her barriers was beyond impressive. I think it probably has to do with his school background. Like I said above, he is also dealing with some sort of grief but the reader is in the dark as to why for a large part of the story. On the outside he is this totally fun, a bit of a go-lucky sort of guy. But deep down he is seriously dealing with issues that have yet to be resolved.
Together these two completely help each other heal in many ways. It’s as if these two needed each other to move forward.
Usually, I am a person who will stop reading a book if there is insta-love and there was on both of their parts. I can’t explain why, but for some reason it totally worked in this one. Maybe it was their way of moving on? Both the characters together had explosive chemistry though-wowzers! I do wish that maybe there was a little less emphasis on the sex and a tad bit more on their actual relationship. I may just be the only one who wishes for that, haha! It can be hard with two authors co-writing a book, usually there is some disconnect with the writing styles, but Elle Christensen and K. Webster really did a fantastic job making sure this one was seamless. Like I said above, I really enjoyed it and literally could not put it down for the life of me. If you are looking for a sexy, but also emotionally-charged book, check this one out.