Eight Years Gone: A Kayla Hicks Book Review
Grace has never loved anyone the way she loves Jagger. But he vanishes on the night that nearly destroys her.
Eight years later, Jagger comes home, and nothing is how it was supposed to be. Dreams were shattered, and trust was broken, but he wants to make things right.
What is it about?
Jagger Tennyson never had it easy, but that all changes when Dr. Steven Evans knocks on his front door. Leaving poverty and hopelessness behind, Jagger creates a life he’s been too afraid to dream of. But tragedy strikes late one night, and everything falls apart. Jagger is forced to walk away, leaving the woman he loves.
Grace Evans grew up with wealth and privilege, but she’s no stranger to loss and pain. When she meets the gorgeous boy from the wrong side of the tracks, everything changes for the better. Grace has never loved anyone the way she loves Jagger. But he vanishes on the night that nearly destroys her.
Eight years later, Jagger comes home, and nothing is how it was supposed to be. Dreams were shattered, and trust was broken, but he wants to make things right. He’ll do whatever it takes to fight for Grace, but proving he still loves her won’t be easy.
When tragedy befalls Grace again, Jagger can help her pick up the pieces. But can Grace forgive the past?
The beginning of this book instantly pulled me in where we find Jagger receiving a call that his best friend Logan has been shot. But after racing to save him, it just wasn't enough.
In the face of such a tragedy, Logan and Grace's father demands Jagger to leave and never return, which dashes his relationship with his girlfriend Grace and causes Jagger to leave for 8 years.
Now, the story had great build-up and tension between Grace and Jagger as they desperately tried to get back what they'd lost. However, near the middle of the book, the main plot felt solved to me and I didn't have much interest to continue.
But, then the author threw an unexpected story element which made me want to find out how it ended. Sadly though, the ending felt too easily resolved and very anti-climatic for all the stakes, characters involved, and the stress it placed on the characters.
Overall, I think the story was good but the story could have been shortened by a lot.
I would give this book a three-star rating.
You can get it here: Eight Years Gone