Published on: March 18th 2016
Published by: Self Published
Series: Sweet Home #4, Carillo Boys #3
Genre: NA Romance
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(summary from Goodreads)
One shy lost soul.
One silent lonely heart.
One love to save them both.
Life has never been easy for twenty-year-old Levi Carillo. The youngest of the Carillo boys, Levi is nothing like his older brothers. He isn’t dark in looks or intimidating to everyone he meets. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. Haunted by a crippling shyness and the tragic events of his past, Levi spends his days with his head buried in his books, or training hard for his college football team. Too timid to talk to girls, Levi stays as far away as possible and completely on his own… until he saves the life of a troubled pretty blonde, a troubled pretty blonde that might just be the exception to his rule.
Elsie Hall is homeless. Or at least that’s all anyone ever sees. Everyday is a fight for survival on the cold streets of Seattle, everyday a struggle to find food and keep warm. Alone in life—a life that’s dangerous and cruel—her will to keep going is an ever-losing battle. In her world of silence, Elsie has given up hope that her life will contain anything but constant struggle and pain… until the beautiful boy she has severely wronged comes to her rescue at precisely the right time.
It’s been over 2 years since I read the first book in this series and it has managed to break my heart many times over. This book is no exception to that and it has taken me nearly a week to find the words good enough to tell you just how beautiful a story this is.
Levi Carrillo is nothing like his big brothers. His gentle and loving heart has suffered so much tragedy that he has become shy and shut off, hiding himself from the world rather than living his life. He has a good, beautiful heart and unlike most of his friends he isn’t interested in the normal things that twenty year olds are interested in. He refuses to live in the frat house, he doesn’t party, he avoids the guys on his team and he has never kissed a girl. He is such a broken and lonely character searching for even a shred of happiness that you can’t help but want to reach through the pages and give him a hug.