Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane

We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.

For Gage Montgomery, that someone is Layla Baxter. When he was 18, he took one look at the chocolate-haired bookworm with porcelain skin and knew his life would never be the same. But it all came crashing down when Layla suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from St. Simons Island -- leaving him with nothing but her angel wing pendent around his neck. For 12 long years, Gage couldn’t shake what happened, if he’s the one to blame, wondering where Layla might be. When their paths finally cross, he’s determined to get the answers he’s spent his life searching for -- and to get the girl, too. Quiet Angel is a story of hope, survival, and lost love made new again.

“I missed you, too, but you were never far.” Gage touched his shirt with the wings inside. “You were always there.” 

Gage and Layla met one summer when Layla arrived on St Simons Island to holiday with her grandmother.  Gage had never seen her there before and he had been coming to stay on the island for years.  He is intrigued with Layla, she is a bit shy, loves to read and is really cute.  They strike up a friendship which leads into a sweet  summer romance between them.  Until one day Layla is just gone.

Layla has had a pretty harrowing past, terrible things happened to her in her childhood home that no child should ever have to go through and there were no adults in her life that she felt she could trust or turn to for help.  The summer she spent with her grandmother was the best of her life and changed her for the better.

Twelve years later she is about to board a flight and right in front of her is Gage.  The years have been kind to him and he is even more handsome than she remembers.  He is a successful businessman and looks amazing.  Gage cannot believe it, he was  devastated that Layla had left with no explanation and has always wondered what happened to the sweet girl he called 'Angel.'  Gage is determined to get answers from her.

Layla just wants to get on with her life, she has her own business and is finally in a place where she has found peace with her past.  Seeing Gage again rattles her a bit and brings back all the feelings they shared so many summers ago.

Can these two open their hearts to each other once again and get the happy ever after that they both so deserve?  This was a really sweet story of second chance love.  

I give this 3.5 stars

"The story of my life begins and ends with you."

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