Haunted by his past, Lincoln Ryan abandoned his life in Australia, retreating halfway around the world to the town of Newsham, a place as remote and cold as his heart had become. It suited him perfectly—for a while.
When a fateful event forces him to help out local bar owner, Lily Colbert, Linc finds his life of solitude is suddenly flooded with the light and hope of one very stubborn woman. Slowly his walls begin to crumble, as he lets the enigmatic Lily in. But when Linc and Lily dance perilously close to the ‘L’ word, his secrets re-emerge, rocking him to the core as he tries once again to outrun his past.
However, the thing about the past is that it always seems to follow you around, and for Linc, hiding may not be an option anymore. Not when he has Lily. Not when he might finally have a future….
Till There Was You is the debut novel by Wade Anderson, co-written with his wife, Lilliana Anderson (author of Drawn and 47 Things).
ARC received for an honest review
What a beautiful but at times heartbreaking story is Till There Was You.
I have previously read a lot of Lilliana Anderson's work and adored them. This is the first collaboration between husband and wife team of Wade and Lilliana Anderson, and I hope there will be more in the future.
Linc's story is not a pretty one. Then again, with what Ms Anderson has written in the past, I was not expecting flowers and smiles!
But when he finally, and I mean finally opens up to the people in small town Newsham, in particular bar owner Lily, my heart began to hope for him.
I loved the banter between Linc and Lily, the push/pull of emotions as they both come to terms with their feelings for each other.
There are some other great characters that really filled out Linc and Lily's story well.
This is so much more than just a love story. It is a story of hope. Of overcoming loss. To coming alive again.
I really enjoyed Till There Was You, and I can't wait to see what Wade and Lilliana bring us next.