New Release & Review: The Story of Us by Tara Sivec

June 13, 2017 Book Reviews 0

by Tara Sivec
Also by this author: Seduction and Snacks, ,



From USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec comes an emotional, breathtakingly romantic new book about the power of first love and the promise of second chances.

How much can a man take before he breaks?

1,843 days. That’s how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I’ll do anything to get back to her.

Only Shelby Eubanks isn’t the girl I left behind all those years ago. She’s someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother’s ambitions. But I won’t give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.


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What is your ‘breaking point’? The place where nothing else matters. A darkness that doesn’t seem to have a shining light at the end of the road. For Eli – the torture of his capture during the war was gruesome and full of pain. For 5 years, the only thing that kept him going was the memories from his time with Shelby. Distant memories that fill Eli with hope. Something he desperately needs in the turmoil that his body and mind have experienced.

Then the unexpected happens and Eli finds himself back home in the place he once shared with Shelby. So much has transpired in the years since his absence. Believing Eli was dead, Shelby went on with her life the only way she knew how. Through a tangled web of deception at the hands of her mother. Never in a million years did Shelby believe that Eli would one day come walking back into her life. Now – Shelby is faced with the realization that her two worlds are colliding.

What was Eli thinking waltzing into Shelby’s life without understanding the consequences? It’s a road that is riddled with ‘strings’ that altered so many lives. While Eli tried to learn how to live in the world that he left behind, he desperately realizes that Shelby has paid a price for his abrupt departure into the military. Resulting in crushed dreams and tragedy. Now the two try to find a way to balance the lives they lead now while the memories of the past weigh heavy on their hearts. Will love find a way to overcome time and tragedy?

The Story of Us is an emotional story that pulls you into the turmoil of what our military personnel face when heading to assignments in war torn countries. Eli’s plight certainly pulls at your heart and leaves you desperately hoping that he finds his way back to the love that kept him alive for all of those years. Shelby’s life was certainly no walk in the park. Her resilience and strength shine through all of the heartache that has riddled her doorsteps.

This novel is a culmination of hope, faith, and finding your way back towards the happiness that bleeds over from the past. A true testament to the painful side of life as a soldier and the experiences that some face. Gut wrenching and full of emotion….The Story of Us is a powerful love story that clearly should not be overlooked!!






About Tara Sivec

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec. Check out the page for T.E. Sivec for more information.

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