HEATH STRICKLAND, the son of a prominent district attorney, lived his life surrounded by violence and crime. He was an unwilling witness to the corrupt lives his father swore to prosecute and keep behind bars. His escape was his music, which eventually led him to replace the iconic singer of the world famous band, Epic Fail.
NOELLE DURAND lived in luxury, growing up on a sprawling estate, with everything she could ever want or need. Her life, to everyone else, seemed perfect. Perfect house. Perfect things. Perfect family. But nothing at all was perfect. She lived in hell. A hell that nobody on the outside could see.
As a neighbor and childhood friend, Heath would have done anything for Noelle. He would have given up the world to protect her and keep her safe. Their friendship grew into something that neither of them expected. But then she suddenly disappeared, vanishing from his life as if she never existed. He never stopped hoping that one day she would resurface, alive and well. But as time went by, and her family gave up hope, he surrendered his heart to his lost love.
Twelve years later, one phone call changes everything.
EPIC LOVE is the third book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a STANDALONE novel.
This series is a spinoff from the FOREVER FAMILY series.
I cried in the prologue. I swooned. I cringed. I smiled. I laughed. I got angry. I felt scared. I swooned some more. I read with wide eyes and jaw on the floor. Then, I cried tears of joy. All of that from one book. I haven’t even read the other books in the series.
The book alternates POVs and alternates from past to present. I generally find this distracting and hard to follow, but I’m not sure this book could have been written any other way, so I was good with it.
As I mentioned before, this is the first book in this series I have read, so I don’t really have any reference for the other band members personalities and such, but I thought Heath was probably the least stereotypical rock star I’ve ever read. That’s not a bad thing, I think I was just expecting someone different. Doesn’t mean I liked him any less. Noelle was kind of a heartbreaking character and even when she was older, I found it hard not to feel sorry for her, which made it harder for me to really relate to her.
There is a lot going on between the covers of this book. Trudy Stiles will take you on a journey of second chances, self-discovery, and falling in love…again.