By: Jeannie Kaye
Summary from Goodreads:
“Ever Locked is a powerful, heartbreaking and emotional love story about two souls destined to be together. It’s also a story about risking everything in the name of love.”
– Ruty of booksaremywayofliving.blogspot.com/
Iris is engaged to Trip Dunnavin—the most eligible bachelor in Dallas. Her future is set in diamond-encrusted marble with promises of a pampered life. That is, until she meets Alonzo Locke—the handsome gardener who’s nothing like her self-important fiancé. No matter how hard she fights against it, Iris yearns for more of this winsome man.
As one familiar with sorrow, Alonzo sees through the bubbly exterior of this raven-haired beauty. What secrets hide behind her troubled blue eyes? All is not right in her privileged world.
As friendship blossoms, undeniable attraction grows into deep affection. But just as they realize the strength of their connection, Alonzo’s own shadowy past comes to light.
When his identity is discovered, Iris must make the hardest choice of her life.
She didn’t know her love would put Alonzo’s life in jeopardy. Now Iris is locked in a world of silent deception and wordless suffering. Yet, she is determined to sacrifice everything for the one she loves—even love itself.
Can Alonzo right the wrongs done to them both before it’s too late? Will Iris marry a man she doesn’t love to protect the man she does?
Let me start by saying that I was a little hesitant about this book for a couple of reasons. First, I wasn’t sure that I would like Iris because I pictured her as the spoiled fiance of a millionaire who had an affair with the gardener. It didn’t sound like a story I would connect with, however I saw some really good reviews and I figured I might just give it a try. Well, if any of you have the same doubts as me, let me tell you how wrong I was. Iris was extremely likable and Zo was adorable. It was completely different from what I imagined, in fact, my eyes teared up a few times throughout the book -it was quite emotional. What a beautiful story! The only reason I don’t give it the whole 5 stars is because they talk a lot about destiny and how their spirits connect with each other and I’m personally not a big fan of that kind of spiritual talk. However, other people might like it and even if you don’t, don’t let this deter you because I assure you the book is worth it.
P.S. What a gorgeous cover!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4.5 stars out of 5