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TITLE: If the Sun Never Sets (If Love Duet, bk 2)
AUTHOR: Ana Huang
RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2020
SETTING: New York, US
PUBLISHER: independently published
GENRE(S): contemporary adult romance
Five years ago, he broke her heart. Now, he’ll do anything to win her back.
When Farrah walked into her lunch meeting, she didn’t expect to see him.
Her first love.
Her first heartbreak.
And now, her first client as a freelance interior designer.
It’s been five years, but she’ll never forget the way he shattered her.
He whispers pretty words, but she’ll never believe him.
Her body craves his, but she’ll never give him her heart.
Money. Looks. A booming sports bar empire.
On the surface, Blake has it all.
But inside, he’s haunted—both by nightmares of a tragic loss, and dreams of the girl he once betrayed.
When fate reunites them, he sees it as a sign:
It’s time to get the love of his life back.
No matter what it takes.
“If the sun never sets, the stars will never shine.”
This book takes place five years after If We Ever Meet Again, in which Farrah is working for a prestigious design company and Blake is the owner of a chain of very well to do sports bars. The two have gone their separate ways and have made successful names for themselves, while never ever being able to forget about each other.
Now, Blake is in need of a designer for his boring apartment and the two are brought together by a mutual associate: Blake’s best friend and Farrah’s most recent client. It seems to be kismet that the two are not only living in the same city, but wind up being brought together in such a way.
But, even though the stars seemed to have aligned, neither of them seem to be able to let go of the past and the demons they have left there in order to give the idea of THEM a second chance.
I found that in this book, they aren’t just young, immature college students, but adults who have both been through some hardships (maybe one more than the other). But they are still both so closed off when it comes to what they think they deserve. Farrah refuses to let go of how Blake hurt her in the past and Blake cannot come to terms with the fact that he wasn’t solely responsible for what happened to both his relationship with Farrah and his relationship with Cleo.
I loved seeing how much they both grew as adults. I loved seeing the original friend group from the first book, even though they were as dispersed as they were. This was such a great dive into the next chapter of their lives.