Refresh by S. Moose

Refresh by S. MooseAvailable: July 29, 2016 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz

What’s left when perfection is gone?

Perfection slipped through Caroline Spencer’s fingers. One moment she had it all, and then it was gone. All she has left are her memories, her pain, and her close friends.

And Mason Ryan was not part of her plan–wasn’t even on her radar. After all, he was her husband’s best friend. But now that her husband is gone, he’s the only person who understands her, feels what she feels, and knows her inside and out.

Together, they try to rearrange the shattered pieces of their pain.

Sharing their grief pulls them closer together–closer than either of them want to admit and Mason won’t allow himself to fall for his best friend’s widow. Ultimately, he’s holding the one secret that will destroy Caroline–a secret he cannot even bear himself.

Will they find a way to refresh their lives when the pain of the past won’t dissolve?

Refresh by S. Moose is an emotional, heartbreaking, story of hope and renewal after a devastating loss…a refresh if you will. This was a nice surprise for me from a new to me author.

We meet Evan, Caroline and Mason. Evan and Caroline met in high school and never looked back. Their lives were perfect. High school sweethearts that have built a life together. From the outside looking in they were the perfect couple with their entire future ahead of them. Until they didn’t.

After suffering a devastating loss, Caroline has withdrawn from life. Living in her memories and letting the pain overtake her, she does not know how to move on. Or if she even wants too. Her entire world was taken from her. How does one overcome that kind of loss?

Mason, Evan and Caroline have been the best of friends for as long as they can remember. They are always there for each and support each other. And now Mason lost one of his best friends and does not know how to cope. Unable to deal with his own pain, he pulls away from his other best friend.

Then one-day Mason realizes he is losing his remaining best friend in more ways than one. Before it is too late, he decides to step in. But is it too late?

Together Caroline and Mason begin to pick up the pieces of their lives. Being able to share their grief, they can begin to move forward. But as they begin to heal, they begin to see each other in a different light. One they never expected.

Can Caroline move past her pain and loss to see the possibilities in front of her? Will Mason’s secret destroy what they are starting to build? In the end, will outside factors come between them? So much standing in their way, but sometimes two people find just what they needed where they least expect it.

A touching, emotional story that shows how grief can destroy you, but also a story of how to rebuild after devastating loss.

I give Refresh by S. Moose 4 stars!

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