It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.
This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.
I've been in love with Amy Harmon since Making Faces.
Harmon has a way of making you FEEL the emotion, she puts you right in the middle like you are a shadow following the characters. Keeping pace with them, crying with them, and ultimately rejoicing when the find their HEA.
The story flashes back and forth between when Mercedes and Noah are growing up as best friends to the life they have now and how everyone got to the "here". And we see how Noah meets Moses at Montlake.
Mercedes made a choice. A choice to keep her feelings to herself and let one of her best friends have the love of her life. I can't begin to understand Cora. Or why she took Noah from Mercedes. But fate has a way of making things right in the end, it just takes a while to get to that point.
Another wonderful addition to the Harmon library.