Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.
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One thing I always say about Lani Lynn Vale is she doesn't disappoint. I love going into one of her books, because even if I think I have a vague notion of what's to come, she always ends up surprising me more than once with what actually occurs and I love every second of it.
If You Say So brings to life quite a story, it's a mix of tropes but also a really wonderful heartfelt love story, but at it's core it's also so much more. Gabriel and Frankie's story is quite the ride, one full of twists, but also one that is deeply emotional and full of heart. There's a deep connection between these two, one that is more than skin deep, one that gives life to two halves of a whole, but that's only part of the story.
I'm not going to ruin all the twists and turns of their story, because it is one that you need to truly experience on your own, but I will say this book will tug your heart strings, will leave you anxious to know more and will give you a surprise or two, one you might expect but more that you don't. And with it all, you'll find a beautiful romance and a deep abiding love.
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
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