Before That Night (Unfinished Love, Book 1: Caine & Addison) - Violet Duke

Before That Night (Unfinished Love, Book 1: Caine & Addison)

By Violet Duke

  • Release Date: 2016-06-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 175 Ratings


* * A USA Today Bestseller * * *

Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund—the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them nearly two years ago.
Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met the month prior when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee...which he’d been drinking daily ever since.
Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for—her only friend in her new shadow of a life—would be in a position to rip her family apart.
Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job.
Then that one perfect night changed everything.

BEFORE THAT NIGHT (Bk 1 of 2) chronicles the events that take place seven years prior to EVERY NIGHT WITHOUT YOU (Bk 2 of 2), which is the conclusion of Caine & Addison's story of love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run--and chase--when their past threatens their future.

NOTE: Each of the four couples in the Unfinished Love series have TWO books (duets) that take place years apart. Each duet is a two-part second chance romance, meaning each couple is separated after their first book and reunited in the second book of their duet. As noted in the title, this is Book ONE of TWO; the second book in this duet reunites this couple seven years later, and concludes their story.
  Four brothers. Each fighting for their second first chance at love. Years be damned.
(Caine & Addison)
  -- Book 1 of 2: Before That Night
  -- Book 2 of 2: Every Night Without You
(Drew & Skylar)
  -- Book 1 of 2: Before That Promise
  -- Book 2 of 2: Every Promise Unspoken
(Gabe & Hannah)
  -- Book 1 of 2: Before That Kiss
  -- Book 2 of 2: Every Kiss Goodbye
(Max & Kennedy
  -- Book 1 of 2: Before That Chance
  -- Book 2 of 2: Every Chance We Lost

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  • So so....

    By Speechgal50
    First, I don't like 2 part books, but this one was free. So, I thought I would give it a try. It's a descent story, but it felt like a first draft of a good idea. Won't read the second part.
  • Before that Night

    By ZivaChavive
    Heart wrenching reality.
  • Half a book

    By Kid capture
    The book ended out of no where.
  • Loved it

    By Ilovebooks13
    I love the start to Caine & Addison's story. I can't wait to find out what happens!
  • Caine & Addison

    By Stephanie2170
    Wow what a story Addison is an incredible strong lady. Loved the beginning story of Cain and Addison.
  • Fabulous!

    By Lckybreader
    I read this book in one sitting! The only disappointing thing about this book is, is that it ended. Luckily the next book is already out. Caine and Addison are a couple with so much possibility. Addison is scared and has a tremendous amount of responsibility raising her much younger brother and sister. She'll do anything for her siblings to keep them safe and together, even giving up Caine if need be. Violet Duke has another super great read with this one. Don't miss out on reading a great book!
  • Amazing

    By kmmichels
    I've had this book in my TBR for a really long time, waiting for the second book to release. I knew it would end on a cliffhanger, so that's why I waited. I generally don't like cliffhangers, but I've really enjoyed Violet Duke's writing in the past, so I had to read it. I'm so AHHH! right now because I don't have the conclusion in my e-reader yet, but it is supposed to release soon, so I'm braving it. Caine and Addison were so adorable together! Even though he is her senior by nine years, she is really older than her actual 20. I am waiting with bated breath to see what happens when she comes back to town!
  • Oh boy! Can't wait!

    By JLKeniston
    This is a new series for Violet Duke and this first book about Caine and Addison was so good. Poor Addison raised her brother and sister from a very young age. She worked very hard to give them a stable childhood all the while they were living in an old van. Along comes Officer Caine and her world goes into a spin! It's a cliffhanger but a good one. Can't wait to read the next installment of their life!
  • Loved it!

    By Lysey5885
    Another win for violet duke!!!
  • Love waits for all

    By Teenytots1970
    Violet has me in the palm of her hands with all her stories. Each one puts me in another world. This one takes me back to Cactus Creek. For anyone that has read the stories, you will recognize names but if you have not don't worry. This is set up a two part series where the second one will take place years from now. Caine is a by the book police officer who always is there for everyone and can be depended upon. Addison is much like him but the ones that depend on her are her younger siblings who she is just trying to keep moving forward with their lives. For the first time in a long time she does something for herself and finds what she has been looking for. In the end she realizes that others need to come first and what she wants the most has to be set aside. This story will move you to tears and make you want to help in anyway that you can. I can hardly wait for the next story!