Retrace by Sigal Ehrlich

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Title: Retrace

Author: Sigal Ehrlich

Release Date: November 6th 2014

Publisher: Sigal Ehrlich

Pages: 230

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

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Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts – teaching dance. But change doesn’t come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows.

Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend’s life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself.

Their solitary lives are all they have—until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?

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It’s a story about two scarred souls; Reeves and Nia had both experienced something they can never forget. but have to learn to live with.

The prologues gave a little insight about their past and then the story got the real start with their unforgettable meeting in the hotel room. Nia has just moved from Brazil to the USA to start working as a dancing teacher. They don’t meet after their first encounter anymore, until they found out that they are neighbors. From the first moment they met, there was a mutual attraction, but it takes a while, when they realize how well they fit together. There’s just right amount of love, passion, tension and jealousy.

It’s a sweet story about learning to accept the past and moving forward to a brighter future. I really liked both protagonists, but I’d have liked to read more about Nia’s Brazilian origin or cultural differences. All in all, I really enjoyed the story.

 

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