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New Release Review! IN MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES: VOLUME 2 by Julie Ann Walker

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From NYT and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes an epic tale of sacrifice, friendship, and the awe-inspiring power of love.

Maggie: Ten years ago, Cash Armstrong stole my heart. Then he promptly joined the army—dragging my best friend with him—and left me crying on the front porch in a red sequined prom dress. Now he’s back. They’re both back. Cash, the one who still has my heart. And Luc, the one who saved my life.

Cash: How do you know if you’re at the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? That’s what I’ve been trying to figure out since a traumatic brain injury made me “unfit to serve.” I’m back in New Orleans, and picking up the shattered pieces of my past means I must confront where my life’s journey began… and where it all might end.

Luc: Long ago, Maggie May was mine. Not mine in the way you might think. She was mine because she was my only friend. Then Cash came along and we became brothers by something stronger than blood. We became brothers by choice. When tragedy struck, I was forced to make a decision that changed all our lives. I thought, after ten years, it was safe to come back home. I was wrong…

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Word to the wise: do NOT finish volume two just before it’s time to go to work unless you want to be good for nothing for 8+ hours.

You’re killing me, Ms. Walker.

Volume two of In Moonlight and Memories pulls the reader even further into Maggie, Luc, and Cash’s world. It answers a (very few) questions that lingered from the first volume, but leaves you with even more–plus, a big ol’ OMG I MUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, LIKE, YESTERDAY.

Seriously, it’s so very fortunate that Ms. Walker released these all at the same time. Well, except where my productivity is concerned…

The relationship between Maggie, Cash, and Luc is even more triangle-y here–or is it?–and even though one of the three of them is causing more disappointment than anything else in this volume, I’m still finding myself torn over what I want to happen in the end. Though the events of the final chapters of volume two might make the question somewhat moot…

Gah! Why must I work???

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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