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Waiting for the Sun

(Hand Over My Heart Duet #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  288 ratings  ·  95 reviews
I’m unapologetically in love with Nick Kovac.
He can claim to hate me and blame me for everything.
I’ll fight for us both.

He severs the promise he made, leaving me on the hockey rink floor, heartbroken and alone.

It doesn’t take me long to stand with my head held high, while he's being a coward. Stuck between push and pull, everything we are is in question.

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Published 2019
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Meredith Wilson
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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"I've been under a different sky with you. That's what you called it. I've felt the magic under the starry skies, but I want something new with you. What I want is for us to wait for the sun to come up."

Honestly, there really ARE no words to truly express just how much I loved this book. Waiting for the Sun is the most real, raw and emotional book I have EVER read. You will break as you read this book as you did with Under a Different Sky. I won't lie and say that you won't, but you'll heal too.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh the Drama! I didn’t like the way part 2 of this story went. Not. One. Bit. Hannah never had a chance from the moment this story started. She’s the perpetual runner up this whole time. Saint Hannah was always the second best, the helper, the lifter upper and the perpetual savior to Nick. And Nick? The always dick who everyone fawned over especially, devoted Hannah, who will never be his love of his life Mia, was a constant miserable prick and whiny coward. But the real kicker is that it was fa ...more
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Second and the last book in the Hand me over your heart due will be here on 11th November. The first book, Under a differenent sky ends on a cliffhanger and in this second book, Nick and Hannah’s stroy continues. You cannot read the second book, waiting for the sun without reading the first one.
This book has all the feels you want in a emotional rollercoaster.
Before starting this book i read the Under a different sky again just to get a recap and wow the feels i got while reading these two boo
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it

Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler is the second book in the Hand Over My Heart Duet. This book picks up right where the first book Under a Different Sky leaves off. We find Nick and Hannah dealing with the realities the truth brings into their lives. There are a ton of ups and downs and all the feels!

This was a great conclusion to Nick and Hannah's story and the author did a wonderful job of dealing with some very mature and serious issues. This story could have
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been desperate for the conclusion of Nick and Hannah’s love story. Waiting For the Sun is gut wrenching, its filled with angst and turmoil. This story just captures with all the feels.

This was a great conclusion to Nick and Hannah's story and the Lindsey did a fantastic job of dealing with some very mature and serious issues. This story could have continued in so many different ways but I feel Lindsey took the perfect path for these characters. I loved how strong Nick and Hannah are in t
Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
I have nor words to describe this book that will do it any justice. Nick and Hannah are one of my favorite couples ever, so reading this book was bittersweet. I wanted them to have a happy ending but reading the end of their story made so very sad.

I knew going into Waiting for the Sun Iler was going to cause me emotional distress. I even took Benadryl before I started reading to make sure my eyes didn't get so swollen. And I was absolutely right! I found myself crying and crying, even at parts I
Rachelle Reads
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I had a tough time rating this book. I love how authentic and real Lindsey writes her teen characters. She brings me back to the time when we're all that age and how emotional and hormonal we were as teens. Such a confusing time trying to figure out who we were and then add a serious relationship in the mix it's a cluster fk of feelings!!

My issues with the storyline is the constant push/pull I think it went on too long. It's just got to be repetitive. The inconsistent timeline... At one point
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of all, Waiting for the Sun is the conclusion in the Hand Over My Heart Duet, so there's no way around it, YOU MUST READ Under a Different Sky (Book 1) FIRST! Now, I'm all for angst and/or big push & pull, but this is just me, those two things were TOO EXTRA, and I was literally ready to pull my hair out, plus had to put the book down more than once. I know some of the topics that Nick & Hannah were dealing with were no joke, but still, I didn't care if they found other people to see by ha ...more
I Dont Get Sundays
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
When reading a book and you come to a cliffhanger, the feeling can be devastating. But we knew that we just needed to give Lindsey time to get all her thoughts written down. To allow Hannah and Nick to speak to her. When you receive the 2nd half of such an intense story, you know that it will be a wild ride but you are always waiting for everything to be wrapped up nice and neat. There is nothing nice and neat about this story. These are two hormone driven, angry, and still grieving teenagers. I ...more
Katie Silvi
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm literally blown away!!!! Iler created a masterpiece with Nick and Hannah's story! It's gut wrenching, its filled with angst and turmoil. Waiting for the Sun just blinds you with all the feels.

Immediately, you are sucked back into the angst, that is, Nick and Hannah. I could feel my blood, pounding in my veins, the moment I started reading.

Nick's pain is palpable to nothing else. I literally felt it in my bones. Its raw, it's real its damaging. Iler drew me into his pain effortlessly, flawl
Chantal Baxendale
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Endearing is the first word that popped in my mind when I thought back to the journey this book took me on. It was sad, excruciatingly so at times and quite often I felt like this couple couldn't possibly handle any more and that no one could ever be dealt so much in such a short time. The story felt a bit drawn out, but that made it so much more real, cause nothing in life is a quick fix, most things take a lifetime. This book was an eye opener and made me think about how lucky we are to have w ...more
Lesley Peck
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Nick Kovac. I've waited forever for you to come back to me. I couldn't wait for the conclusion of your and Hannah's story. And my, oh my I was not disappointed.

Every word touched my soul. I felt the story deep within me. Their love, their conflict...and I so badly wanted to fix it all for them. Watching this story unfold I held my breath as tears poured down my face. And I cheered loudly when then book concluded and we were given the only proper ending fit for our Nick and Hannah.

Simply ama
Nov 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars

This book was super disappointing. The writing was not near as good as the first one. There were no feelings for me. It was super choppy-the timeline was tough to follow. It was also INCREDIBLY redundant and repetitive with the constant back and forth. It was unbelievably annoying. There wasn’t near enough character growth-the author definitely should have skipped ahead a few years and had this book take place then. Very disappointed since I loved the first book so much and had been waiti
Sassy Southern
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nick Kovac dated Mia James in high school until she passed away. As Nick struggled with moving on he finally found some solace with her best friend, Hannah Barnes, until he read a letter and everything once again fell apart. Now the hockey star is once again struggling and trying to deal with added pressures.
Hannah Barnes has been in love with Nick Kovac for as long as she can remember but when he fell for her best friend Mia she relinquished herself to the sidelines. With Mia’s death she never
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Minor spoilers ahead.

I loved the first book, Under a Different Sky, but I'm not sure about my feelings with this one. Probably closer to a 2.5 rating.

There's a lot of back and forth, a lot of push and pull. One step forward, two steps back, right till the very end. What to make of Nick? I constantly had to remind myself that we're talking a 17yo, a grieving one at that, and not a rational adult (though at the same time, kudos to Lindsey for writing an authentic teenager; it's just that I can't w
Kerri’s Reading Corner
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler is the second book in the Hand over My Heart Duet. This book picks up right where Under a Different Sky left off..... meaning I had tears running down my face.

This duet is everything and more. There aren't enough words to give it proper justice. Nick and Hannah's story was full of love and heartbreak , angst, and a constant push and pull that left me feeling dizzy at times. It hit me hard with all the feels and I wish I could read their story all over again fo
Ga Books LoverX
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in the series, I was a bit confused on how the ended left off. I knew that something big was revealed, but it was not explained in a dumbed down way. Waiting for the Sun definitely took care of the questions that I had and it makes PERFECT sense now.

This duet is heartbreaking, like legit, there were tears while reading this. Not only for the characters and their feelings but the entire freaking situation. Nick and Hannah's relationship is SO RAW but it is beautiful
Andrea Morgan -Bookaholic Sisters blog

The perfect end to a perfect story!!!!

We are finally back in the world of nick and hannah in a story full of love ,loss ,hurt, heartache and passion a story that shows us that true love isn't always down the easy path but sometimes if we believe in that love we have to fight our hardest battles.

Nick and hannah's conclusion is full of high angst that will definitely give you whiplash and leave you screaming at your kindle wanting to strangle nick but its sooo worth it , this was nee
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! My heart.... I'm going to need a few days of Christmas movies and not much reading to recover from this book. Hannah and Nick are not simple. They never have been and never will be. But it's what makes them unique and their own story. I couldn't wait for the conclusion to their story and man I couldn't get enough. And like I said, definitely going to have to recover from this one. Ms. Iler sure knows how to put your heart through the wringer. But she's been doing it from the beginning and ...more
Bertie Welck
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was filled with anger, misunderstandings, and finally love. Hannah and Nick fought long and hard to get their HEA but all the angst was worth it in the end.

Would love to see more about Nicole And Kellan.
5 Stars!

Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler is the second book in the Hand over My Heart Duet. This story is heart-wrenching and bittersweet. It's filled with raw emotions and turmoil.

After Nick discovered the secret Hannah has kept from him, everything fell apart between them. They're both hurting and struggling with their realities. The constant push and pull between them were unbearable. Nothing in their relationship was easy. They both have to fight their demons before they can be together.

Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4 beautiful stars!!!

Loved this story, it was so deep and emotional that I felt it touch my soul. I admire the h and she is probably one of the strongest h I have ever read about. She didn’t weep every time Nick broke a piece of her heart. She stood up to herself, and I love her for that.

This story was perfect in every way- the way it made me cry, the way it made me love the characters, the way it made cheer for Nick and Hannah. Every singe word was beautiful and I cherished it, not skipping over
Nov 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Heather Fox
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love isn't a strong enough word

A pearl clutching continuation of under a different sky. If you haven't read book one in this duet, back it on up!!

It takes a lot of heart and talent to capture the guilt and the anger and the helplessness of falling in love with the man your dead best friend called the love of her life. Watching Nick and Hannah fall apart and come together in waves of denial and acceptance is beautiful. It's all so much more than a love story. We experience all the stages of grie
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waiting for the Sun

The second part of Hannah and Nick's story is really hard to read. It's painful and it's SO frustrating. I got to angry at the two of them, but I could also understand their feelings and where they were coming from. As I type this with tears running down my cheeks, I'm completely at peace with how their story ended. As always, I would love more, but I'm ok. Lindsey once again made a world that devoured me whole. ❤
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bittersweet to the very end (SPOILERS)

This was a good wrap up of Hannah and Nicks love story. If I was going to critique anything is that it wasn’t always clear why they were having issues connecting, the writing wasn’t clear enough for me. There also seemed to be a few loose ends but I’m guessing the author is setting it up for other character standalones. I felt this duet with my whole being and highly recommend. I bawled like a baby at one point so be forewarned.
Book 1 was better

This book was good, just not awesome. The constant back and forth, push pull and Kellan being not nice and Nick being a jerk was a little too much for me. The bad part is the storyline had a little too much repetitiveness for me. The story progresses but it’s the same over and over for a bit. Still everything wraps up in the end. This poor girl deserves so much better, never be someone’s second best.
Claire Thomson
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is *thee* book... will never forget this story ♥️

Wow where do I start after that... Hannah and Nick and everyone else in the story because the authors amazing writing made you feel each and everyone and everything they were all going through... utterly amazing writing and storyline... I’m speechless but in the best way possible ♥️
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Conquers All

This was torture!! I was gutted and frustrated and tortured with all the emotions this story brings. I felt the loss, the grief and the love Nick and Hannah felt, but also how the side characters felt. This felt so real. It was beautifully written. When in the end all that matters is love you always find a way. A great read a definite must read!
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Y’all - I can’t. This duet? Just...yes. 100% yes.
I don’t feel like I can come up with the right words to describe how deeply I enjoyed every last drama-filled moment of this book, so I’m not even going to attempt to. All I can say is that if you haven’t read it, yet, you need to do so.
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Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She's had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she's not writing, she's spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head a

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