What it’s about:
High powered divorce lawyer, Victoria Larkin, is known as the ice queen. Tough. Emotionless. What they don’t know, is that ten years ago, she lost everything. Including her hope for the future.
Chase Monroe struggles with his own demons. Devastated by guilt and on a mission to correct his past, he uses his skills as a college psychology professor to help others move beyond their grief.
When Victoria is forced to attend grief counselling, she meets Chase, and there is an instant attraction. Chase is determined to help her confront her past and find happiness. Victoria is afraid to relive her pain.
Just as they begin to step forward, tragedy strikes and throws them backwards, and they find themselves, once again, shackled to the past.
Can Chase and Victoria find the path to a happy future together? Or will they forever be wishing for yesterday?
**Recommended 18+ due to language and content.
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Give Me Yesterday by Elle Christensen and K. Webster is a second-chance-at-love story that will tug at your heart. It is told in dual POV, and it is easy to follow.
The prologue starts with high school sweethearts dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Fast-forward a couple years to a devastating tragedy. Fast-forward ten years and we find Victoria Larken practicing law in Chicago. She is still stuck in the anger phase after her loss. She’s pretty, smart, a fraction of her former self, and rigidly focused on her career to avoid any possibility of an investment in her personal life.
Drop-dead-gorgeous Dr. Chase Monroe is a psychologist, a part-time teacher and he runs a grief support group. Haunted by his past, he avoids intimacy that lasts more than a couple weeks. His obsession with finding the perfect shade of yellow paint for the interior of his house keeps him busy when he’s not working.
Chase pursues Victoria relentless after their first meeting at his grief support group. Her ice queen persona melts as she warms up to the possibility of love and intimacy.
The conflict the main characters must overcome is too obvious from the start of the book. Having an obvious conflict/end is works if there is sufficient plot complexity to grip the reader. For me, there were not enough twists or surprises in Give Me Yesterday to make it a compelling read. When the conflict comes to a head, Chase’s admission to the grief support group is a bit too melodramatic, but his vulnerability is touching none-the-less. Victoria’s family’s response was surprising and sage.
Even though the plot was predictable and at times melodramatic, I couldn’t help but be affected by the heart-breaking trials that both Victoria and Chase were dealt. Authors Elle Christensen and K. Webster did not hold back when it came to infusing Give Me Yesterday with gut-wrenching moments and sympathetic characters. Overall, a 3-3.5 star read for me—a worthy read.
Give Me Yesterday is a touching story of loss, forgiveness, and finding the strength to love again.
About the authors:
Elle Christensen: I’m a lover of all things books, a hopeless romantic, and have always had a passion for writing. Between being a sappy romantic, my love of an HEA, my crazy imagination, and ok, let’s be real, my dirty mind, I fell easily into writing romance.
K. Webster: is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.