After Book One in this series I was eagerly anticipating Book Two….(OK that is a total understatement…I was desperate for it) and HOLY HELL it did not disappoint. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what makes a book great, but in this case it’s easy….a great story and three amazing characters. I loved the journey this book took me on, I loved the ups and downs, the things I saw coming and the things I never expected (actually..those parts were my favorite). I loved the struggles and the triumphs, the redemption and the forgiveness…I loved all of it
Landon, Asher and Breslin… these three are what made this entire series so good for me. How rare is it to have a story with three main characters that are amazing, relatable, fully fleshed out with backstory and have strengths and flaws and character and heart? Umm…..rare. Just when I thought one of them was becoming my favorite…BAM, the POV would switch and someone else would start stealing my heart (and yes…I’m including Breslin in this. This story is not all about the boys, she was every bit as important to me). Landon was amazing. He was the calm in the storm, the safe place to land, the voice of reason throughout the story, but my favorite part about Landon was went the cracks started to show and he stopped reining in his emotions. It was epic. And then there was Asher…I adored Asher. I love a damaged, misunderstood, tragically heroic bad boy and Asher was the perfect example of that. His pain was so palpable, so exposed. I just loved him passionately. And Breslin, the girl stuck in the middle, only sometimes she seemed more like the girl stuck on the outside, or the girl stuck in the past. I just got her. Her fears, her hang-ups, her emotions were so on point. And her evolution was a beautiful thing to watch.
Also…this book was hot. I mean… SO, ummm… really really HOT. ?
This book just surprised me. Ashley Jade did some thing…some really freaking SMART things that I was not expecting and they made this book for me. I will say there was a lot going on in this book, and I’m not sure some of the subplots were completely necessary, but they didn’t detract from story and they were handled intelligently and clearly. Actually, they were surprisingly uncomplicated. At it’s core, this book is a beautiful, poignant, unconventional love story about new loves and old flames and first times and second chances and what you’re willing to do for your happily ever after. It’s really quite spectacular and…complicated.
I’ve always read books growing up and after having a strange dream one night; I decided to just go for it and publish my first series.
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