On My Knees by Meredith Wild: ARC Review

Title:  On My Knees
Series:  Bridge #1
Author: Meredith Wild

Release Date: March 13, 2014

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Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again.

Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side.

When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she’s become?

**This is a standalone story with no cliffhangers.**

On My Knees is a heartfelt story about love and second chances.  It will draw you in from page one and not let go until the very end. 

I know what you’re thinking based on the blurb… boy and girl meet up again after 5 years, there’s a bunch of I-miss-you’s and I-love-you’s thrown around, and happily ever after right???  Nope, not that simple.  And, THAT is exactly what makes this story so wonderful.  It’s not simple, and it’s not light.

Maya and Cam realize five years is a long time, it can numb the pain, it can change people, but it can also feel as close as yesterday when the one person that completes you comes back into your life.  It’s easy to run, but you can’t hide from love.

Needless to say, this book will put you on the emotional rollercoaster.  My heart broke over and over for both Cam and Maya.  They both lost so much and suffered for it.  On the outside, it looks like Maya has moved on with her life – good job, nice clothes, a few good friends – but on the inside she’s merely been drifting.  She’s not the same person Cam left years ago.  She goes out every weekend and parties….. HARD.  She doesn’t do relationships, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t use men for what she needs.  You can’t get hurt when you take emotions out of the equation, right?      
I love that Cam called bullshit on Maya. She is a lost soul with no one to ground her. No one to tell her she was being stupid. No one to see into her soul.  No one to stop her from running.  No one to love her the way she deserved.  Cam’s not letting Maya hide anymore.  He pushes her and makes her look at who she is and what she wants.  It’s nothing short of emotional and heartbreaking. 

The writing is absolutely fantastic.  It's lyrical and melodic and makes the story flow.  It definitely adds to the tone and feel.  The characters are strong and the dialogue is realistic and believable.  It’s exactly what you’d see in a move.  That’s it!!  This was like watching a movie instead of reading a book.  And, the sex scenes???? Hot and well…….. just hot!  

On My Knees is one of those books that I loved so much that it’s next to impossible to get it down on paper.  This is truly a great book.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!

4.5 STARS!!!

USA Today bestselling author, Meredith Wild, picked up her first romance novel at the tender age of twelve, and shortly after put pen to word processor and made her first attempt at writing a love story inspired by those she so enjoyed reading well past her bedtime.

Her dream of writing took a back seat to college, parenthood and eventually entrepreneurship, which led her into the fast-paced and male-dominated high tech industry.  With enough life experience for a few lifetimes, she now devotes her hours to writing contemporary adult romance with a hint of kink.

When she isn’t writing or mothering, Meredith can be found sunbathing with an adult beverage.

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