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Published by Swoon Romance on July 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Also by this author: Redemption
Got boy problems? Call Laney Scott. She's good for advice, a shoulder, or a swift kick where you need it. When her roommate Bethany gets her heart broken, yet again, it's Laney to the rescue. But Laney's harboring a secret. She's nursing her own broken heart. She and her friends come up with a plan to break Aiden and set it into play. Laney wants Aiden to pay for what he's done to Bethany. She will make him fall in love with her, so can break his heart.
Laney's ex-boyfriend Lachlan Hems is back in Florida, still Australian and sexy as hell. His best mate Lucas is getting married, and he is in town for the show. He just didn’t realize Laney would be there … in another guy’s arms, or that seeing her again would have such an effect on him. After the incident in high-school, he vowed to never care for her again. But sometimes fate has different plans.
When Laney’s resolve crumbles, Lachlan is the only one that can put her back together again.
Where You Are is the start of a three-books new adult series from Amazon and Barnes and Noble bestselling author Alla Kar.
Where You Are is such a great read. There is a lot of humor, and some pretty dark subjects that are confronted in this book.
I love Laney. She’s pretty strong, and doesn’t let too many things get to her. She shows just how loyal of a friend she is, even when she thinks what she is doing is a bad idea. She’s intelligent, and has friends that support her, and try to help her through whatever she’s facing. The only problem is she won’t tell them what. She’s haunted by a decision made in the past, and will not let herself get past it. I absolutely freaking love Lachlan. He’s your typical bad boy, and does some things that are straightforward. He tries to get Laney to open up to him, but she’s adamant about not letting him back into her life.
The constant tension between Laney and Lachlan is intense. You can almost see it when they are even in the same room. I don’t like, or agree with, what Laney does to make Aiden pay for being a complete jerk. It definitely isn’t always pretty or nice. But Aiden seriously needs a reality check with how he treats these girls he meets. No matter what the circumstances are she always ends up being in the same space as both Aiden and Lachlan, and it’s getting harder for her to play by her own rules.
Where You Are is an amazing read, and makes you realize you can’t punish yourself for things you did in the past. The best way to get through things is accept it, and try to move on.