Fabiola Francisco’s Restoring Us is a story about second chances and happy endings. The readers follows the story of Ethan and Ava whose parents are friends as are Ethan and Ava, who eventually become a couple in as young adults. Tragedy strikes when Ava is diagnosed with cervical cancer. Ethan loves Ava with all his heart but to protect himself from possibly losing her, he breaks up with her during her cancer treatment. Ava eventually receives a clean bill of health, taking off to travel Europe for two years to help heal her broken heart. Eventually Ava returns home and starts her life. One thing she is dreading dealing with the one person she would have never expected to have abandon her-Ethan.
Ethan has never stop loving Ava. He feels terrible for what he did to her but was just a kid who didn’t know how to deal with such an intense situation at the time. He has heard that Ava is returning home but it doesn’t hit him until he actually catches his first glimpse unbeknownst to her; he decides then and there that he had to have Ava back and will do anything to make it happen.
Restoring Us is a good, ole feel-good contemporary romance. The story was fast-paced and interesting. Ava made Ethan work his way back into her life; it was an enjoyable read following their journey. Francisco’s characters are dynamic and witty. Her supporting characters are funny and charismatic. Restoring US has a HEA. Restoring Us finishes up with what I assume will be book 2 of the series with Aiden and Stacy’s story.