An actor who’s lost his soul

There is nothing studios won’t give for my name in their movie, whether it’s money, women, or fame. But fame bores me. Money? I have more than enough. And women? Not interested in the Hollywood types. The one thing I crave they can’t give me. The redemption of my soul. For you see, I committed the ultimate sin, one I can’t take back. I can’t find absolution. No matter how hard I try. Until I land in a small beach town for a summer production and meet a waitress with a heart of gold.

A down-on-her-luck waitress

The last thing I want is another man in my life. The last one stole every penny from me. The money I’d been saving to go back to school. If I work double shifts at the diner, I just might earn enough. But only if I keep my eye on the ball. Only if I’m not sidelined by distractions.

A summer they won’t forget

But when a stranger stumbles into my diner one stormy night looking for a meal and a place to stay, I offer the unthinkable–shelter in my home. When he’s gone in the morning, I think that’s the end. But I’m wrong. Dead wrong. Because the stranger returns, and this time he wants much more than my couch. He wants me in his bed.

At this time, If Tomorrow Ever Comes is a standalone title.

Title:  If Tomorrow Ever Comes
Series: a stand-alone novel
Author:  Magda Alexander
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 30, 2020
Publisher:  Hearts Afire Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

If Tomorrow Ever Comes‘ is a stand-alone title, although there are secondary characters that I hope will have their story told one day – time will tell on that.

On the surface, Ryder and Rain’s relationship is a bit of a hidden identity romance yet as we learn more about each person’s past, especially Ryder’s, it goes far beyond that simplistic definition.  There is definitely sizzle along with an almost insta-love feel here, but there is also deep pain from the past, secrets that were held back far too long, and a sense of redemption, of finally coming to terms with what has happened in order to move on and grab the chance at a different future, for them both.

Because of those ‘secrets’, I don’t feel that I can safely, without giving away spoilers, say much more beyond that there are unexpected twists and turns in this story that will head straight to your emotions.  I was captured by this couple, their pasts, and the desire to see something better for them in a shared future.  ‘If Tomorrow Ever Comes‘ is an emotional journey with an intriguing couple and interesting secondary characters that I want to know more about.

If you’re in the mood for a really good romance then Ryder and Rain can certainly provide that for you.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.