Mar 23, 2017

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things To Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 3/23/2017 06:34:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
broken hearts, fences,
and other things
to mend.
Broken Hearts & Revenge,#1
suzanne young.

Publisher  Feiwel & Friends.
Publication Date: May 13,2014
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|339.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.









Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.



Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence.



Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friends (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don't hold grudges forever. Do they?



Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother, Josh—to believe she's someone else. As though the summer wasn't complicated enough already. 



 





Were there a time you came across by accident, and ended up falling in love with the story? That’s was the case for me when I came across BROKEN HEARTS,FENCES, AND OTHER THINGS TO MEND while I was at the library looking for what books to read next. The title and the cover is what caught my attention and had me stop and pick up the novel. Now that I have finished the book, I was happy that I decided to check out, give this book a chance. BROKEN HEARTS, FENCES, AND OTHER THINGS TO MEND wasn’t your typical love story, and only some parts of it focused on romance. Most of the novel seemed to focus on friendship or in Gemma’s case, old friendship. I was curious from moment that I read the summary of what would happen, if Hallie and Gemma would be able to reunite, and then there was the question of what did Gemma do to her? Once I found out what happened, what she did, I couldn’t say I blamed Hallie for being angry with her, she ruined her mom’s career. Though I don’t think I would gone as far, to get revenge how Hallie did. I understand that she was angry and hurt, but to hold grudge for five years? Plus Gemma isn’t only one she ended up hurting in end. It was hard not to get hooked onto Gemma’s story.



I liked Josh, he was sweet and he treated Gemma, way that she should been treated. I had a bad feeling from start that he would end up getting hurt. The moment that he mistaken her name being Sophie, she should told him sooner who she was. Maybe if she did, there could possibly be a chance for them. I can’t imagine how he felt, considering it’s a 2nd time that it happened to him. I am not sure if he can bounce back from that. The way he looked and talked to her once he found out, I had a big feeling that he was done. Gemma has nobody but herself to blame for it. Maybe if she corrected him from start. I ‘m eager to find out what happens next, if there is a chance that Josh will forgive her. Just as she found someone who treats her way that she should be treated, it goes down the drain. I do hope that there is a chance that they can somehow work out. Considering that he is Hallie’s brother and that she lied to him, I am not sure it will be a possibility.





The ending, not like I didn’t see that coming. I am glad that Gemma didn’t back off, like Hallie told her to. Which made everything more interesting. Now I am more eager to pick up the next book in series, I need to know what happens next. This is first novel that I read by KATIE FINN and it won’t be the last one. I want to see what other adventures she came up with. A beautiful, funny story about love, friendship, family and revenge. Once you come to the end, you will find yourself reaching for the 2nd book in series. I was blown away and can’t wait what’s in store for Gemma and everyone next.

Mar 12, 2017

The Epidemic(The Program,#0.6)

Posted by Jenia. at 3/12/2017 02:25:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
the epidemic.
The Program,#0.6
suzanne young.

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 19,2016.
Genre: YA  Science Fiction| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|385.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.










In a world before The Program…



Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer—a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world.



The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur’s daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard’s motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic.



But Quinlan doesn’t want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself—even if she doesn’t know who that is anymore.


 





It's official, I’m in love with SUZANNE YOUNG ‘s writing. How can you not be? All those emotions that she has you going through while you reading the novel. The story pulls you into it deep, to the point where you don’t want to stop till you reach the end. I know for fact that this is the story that I will find myself talking about with my friends. I am still thinking about it, I am still wondering what will happen to them after. I feel like I am left with more questions at the end then when I had started. I loved all her stories from The Program series so far. I got admit that Quinn’s story had been my favorite so far. There wasn’t a single dull moment, THE EPIDEMIC had my full attention from the beginning to start. I was sad, I got angry, I got happy and I had hope. To me, the story and the characters they were all real. It was if I became part of them and went through this incredible, terrifying journey along with them. Out of all the books that I had read THE EPIDEMIC was the most emotional one to read. I can’t even count how many times I reached for tissues and how many times I was close to tears. It felt like a heartache.



As you can probably guess, I was happy when Deacon and Quinn found their way back to each other, especially after Quinn found out the truth about Deacon. Once she found out, I didn’t think that they could have the relationship that they did before. Neither did I think that Deacon would ever tell her that he loved her. I loved the scenes between the two of them, it put a smile on my face every single time. What Quinn and Deacon had, was true love and the two of them belonged with each other. I was terrified when Deacon went missing and I was afraid of what they were doing to him, that they could erased his memory. I was relieved that Quinn and others could get to him in time. It would been heartbreaking if he forgot her. I was glad that the two of them could finally be with one another. At least somebody had a bit of a happy ending and after everything they went through, they deserved it.



This seems happen to me a lot when it comes to novels. Just when I get a new favorite character, that character gets killed off. It’s not first time and I am sure that it won’t be the last time it happened. In this case Reed, Like Quinn and her friends I couldn’t help but like him. He’s the guy that any girl would be happy to be with. I don’t want dislike Virginia but I do. He was fine till he spent some time with her and he went downhill fast from there. She’s the reason that Epidemic started and it all clicked in place after Reed’s suicide. Everyone that spent some time with her, it was not long after where they would commit suicide. I can see why everyone started to freak out because it got out of control. As much as I liked Reed, I am glad it didn’t get to Quinn, Aaron and Deacon, those three are my favorites. There is part of me that is sad that Quinn’s story is over, but at same time I am curious about the next story, the next adventures. I have a feeling that SUZANNE YOUNG is an author I am going to read years to come.

The Remedy(The Program,#0.5)

Posted by Jenia. at 3/12/2017 10:22:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆
the remedy.
The Program,#0.5
suzanne young.

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 21,2015.
Genre: YA  Science Fiction| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|320.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.











In a world before The Program…



Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.



Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.



Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start. 








I had picked up this book because I had loved The Program, The Treatment . I was also curious how the Epidemic started to begin with. Nothing prepared for how addictive this novel would be. I was drawn into the story from page one to the last page, and after that breathtaking plot twist at the end, I was craving for more. How could I not? Even I did not see that coming, that unexpected twist and there was part of me wondered if I was reading it right. THE REMEDY was filled with action, drama, with some romance in the mix. I loved Quinn from beginning, and it’s hard not to like a character like her. Not everyone liked her, considering that she was a closer and I can understand why in way. At the same time, I don’t think how others treated her sometimes was fair, she was trying to help grieving families and she was still a human being with feelings. The way that others treated her sometimes, like Catalina’s sister and Isaac’s friend treated her, as if she was some sort of disease. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, I am not sure if I would be able to handle it.



Deacon, I was up and down between liking him and not so sure if I like him. I did not like the fact that he kept hurting Quinn. I did wonder if there was reason behind it, if there was reason that he broke up with her all those months ago. It was clear that Deacon was crazy about Quinn, you could tell by way he acted around her. Also no matter what happened, he was always there for her. Like when she had that breakdown when she wasn’t sure if she was Catalina or not. Even if it was hard for him, it physically hurt him, he helped her through it. It was obvious that the two of them were crazy about each other. I was waiting and hoping that the two of them would acknowledge it already. Of course that Epilogue, I was not expecting that, especially not from Deacon. I knew if Quinn found out about it, would not end well for neither of them. I hoped that she never would because their relationship would change if she did.



There were so many emotions that were going through me. I found myself reaching for tissues few times. Once I found out that Catalina committed suicide, that had me curious and wondering if she’s the one who would start the Epidemic. It was a sad book and yet I couldn’t find it in me to put it down. I was so observed into the story. It felt like I became part of the story. I loved the Program, but I have this feeling that I love THE REMEDY even more. Now, I need to pick up THE EPIDEMIC and see what’s in store next for Quinn, Deacon, Aaron. I feel like it’s one of the best science fiction novels that I have read this past year.

Mar 4, 2017

The Treatment(The Program,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 3/04/2017 08:37:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆
the treatment.
The Program,#2
suzanne young.

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 29,2014.
Genre: YA  Science Fiction| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|344.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.










How do you stop an epidemic?



Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.



Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.



Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? 








Ever since I first read THE PROGRAM back in 2014, I was eager to see what would happen to James, Realm and Sloane after. If they would be able to get away from Program, if they could put an end to it. I loved the first book, but that book was nothing compared to THE TREATMENT . Usually I tend enjoy the first book in series more than the second, but in this case, it was the other way around. It could be just me, however I had this feeling that THE TREATMENT had a lot more going on, more action, more anticipation that kept my devotion till the end. It had this edge to the book, at the end of each chapter that it was impossible to put down, due to cliffhanger that seemed to come towards end of the chapter. One of reasons that I read the novel in one day because I couldn’t get enough of the story. I was hooked and knew that there was no way that I would be able to put it away, not till I reached the end anyways. It reminded me why I loved this series this much to begin with.



James and Sloane, come on how can you not love those two? I loved them since the beginning of series, but in this book, I feel in love with them. Despite them being through the program, having their memories wiped clean and they still found their way to each other in end. James is type of guy that almost every girl dreams about. I loved how he always seemed to want to take care of Sloane, looked out for her. Not once did he give up on her, despite his jealousy over her and Realm’s friendship. I like Realm, at least parts of him but after reading this, I know that it’s James that Sloane belongs with. It had always been James. I loved the scenes between the two of them. Now that The Program had been shut down, I am curious what will happen with everyone after.



THE TREATMENT was a heartfelt, gripping story. Everything that I love about books, the book that will keep you on edge of your seat from the begging, to the end. I am still thinking about the story and the characters. A book that I would give more than five stars if I could. Beautiful. Engaging.

Feb 26, 2017

A Week Of Mondays.

Posted by Jenia. at 2/26/2017 05:38:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
a week of mondays.
jessica brody.

Publisher Farrar,Straus & Giroux.
Publication Date: August 2,2016.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|464.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.











When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true...


Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!



As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever? 




 






Wow, I am not sure if I can explain in words how much I loved this book. I have been wanting to check this book out for a while. Once I started reading it yesterday, I wished that I had picked it up sooner than I had. A WEEK OF MONDAYS Is one of those books that once you picked it up, you have almost no chance of putting it back down. That was the dilemma that I came across when I started it last night. It ended with me spending most of today, reading it because I was eager to see how it would end. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must felt to relieve the same day over again, especially Monday for an entire week. Like Ellie I was starting to think that it would never end. I couldn’t help but love Ellie, she’s type of a girl that I would love to be friends with. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, for everything that she had deal with, day after day. If I were in her situation, I don’t think I would been able to handle a whole week of it, I would have had breakdown much sooner. To me, Ellie is a survivor, a fighter. I was proud of her, and her accomplishments.



I didn’t like Tristan, I tried to but couldn’t seem to. There were moments that I liked him, back when him and Ellie started dating but he changed. If he cared about her, Ellie wouldn’t have to prove herself every single time, he would love her for who she was. Plus he broke up with her, yet he wasn’t sure why, he just felt that there was something broken that couldn’t be fixed? What kind of excuse is that? I was hoping that Ellie would figure out that Tristan is not the guy that she belongs with. As for Owen, I don’t think that she would have to that realization if it wasn’t for him. You can’t help but love Owen, no matter what was happening and how Ellie was acting, he was always by her side, looking out for her. I still can’t believe she didn’t figure out how he felt about her, even I figured it out. How he acted whenever she brought Tristan up, or how he looked at her, or how he always found a reason to be around her. It’s no wonder they kept fighting, because she always seemed to put Tristan first.





I believe that reason she got someone do over’s was not to get her and Tristan and her back together, but to act like herself and not trying to impress Tristan, because of Owen. I could tell there were few times while Owen and Ellie were hanging out, that she felt something between two of them that wasn’t there before. A spark. I just wish she figured out sooner that she had, that it was Owen she belonged with who loved her for who she was. No matter what she did. I found myself almost jumping with joy when she did. When the two of them kissing, I was smiling. A WEEK OF MONDAYS was unlike any book I read before and I fell in love with first page and it’s why I read it in one day, I couldn’t get enough of story. There were so many times I thought about putting down but I couldn’t and before I realized I had reached the end. A beautiful story about love, friendship and second chances.


The Perfect Hope( Inn BoonsBoro,#3)

Posted by Jenia. at 2/26/2017 04:26:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
the perfect hope.
Inn Boonsboro,#3
nora roberts.

Publisher  Berkley.
Publication Date: November 6,2012.
Genre: Contemporary Romance|Paranormal.
Format|Pages:  Paperback|308.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.











Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out—with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro…



As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be—except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them…a spark that ignited with a New Year’s Eve kiss.



While the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome—and embarrassing—appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him… 



 







Out of all Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy , I think that THE PERFECT HOPE Is my favorite title out of the books and it fits perfectly. I had loved Hope from beginning of the series when she came from DC. Ryder on the other hand, I wasn’t his biggest fan, out of all Montgomery brothers, he seemed to be the most difficult, stubborn one. Not to mention the fact how rude he was to Hope when she first started at the Inn. After I had read the novel, I am curious maybe the reason that he been rude to her was due to fact that he felt an attraction towards Hope. An attraction that he was trying to deny it. I believe that was the same feeling that Hope was having as well. Ever since the two of them shared a New Year’s Eve kiss, I was eager to find out if it would progress into something more. To be honest, I didn’t really see Ryder and Hope together, not at first. Until it was clear that he cared about her more than he was willing to admit.





I didn’t think that I could like Ryder, and at first I didn’t. Yet, he ended up becoming one of my favorite characters. I thought it was sweet, how he got her flowers and looked out for Hope when her ex, his ex’s wife upset her. Ryder showed the side of him that I didn’t think she had. To me, besides Beckett and Clare, I had this feeling that Ryder and Hope had the most connection, even when they were denying it. Even Lizzy saw it before they did. I could tell that Hope was happy with Ryder, truly happy despite how overprotective he acted at times. I knew that he loved Hope but even I did not see proposal coming, even I know I should have considering how the other two books ended. To me, Ryder did not seem the marrying type. I did find myself smiling, happy that both them found their happily after.



Part of me wants at least one other book, I want see what happens with everyone next. When I reached the last page, I was hesitant to turn the page because I knew it would be over. A beautiful, heartbreaking, haunting story. I was also happy that they were finally able to find Lizzy’s Billy, I was beginning to wonder if they ever would and so Lizzy can finally get her peace. I didn’t want to say goodbye. So far these three books had been my favorite NORA ROBERTS novels. I am in love. I know that those stories will stay with me, there are still days that I find myself thinking about them, and wondering what happened to them after. It will leave you breathless. Every single page.


Feb 25, 2017

The Last Boyfriend(Inn BoonsBoro,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 2/25/2017 10:23:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆
the last boyfriend.
Inn BoonsBoro,#2
nora roberts.

Publisher  Berkley.
Publication Date: May 1,2012.
Genre: Contemporary Romance|Paranormal.
Format|Pages:  Paperback|319.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.











Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery McTavish...


Avery's popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery's thoughts. But the attraction she's feeling for him now is far from innocent.

As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen's hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected - and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last...


 






THE LAST BOYFRIEND is the fourth NORA ROBERTS book that I have read and I had fallen in love with her writing. I have few friends who kept talking about her, now I know why. Her writing, her stories and characters will blow you away. Out of all her books that I have read, Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy has been my favorite, so far. I couldn’t seem to get enough of the story, the characters and once I reached the end, I wanted to pick up next book in series right away. THE LAST BOYFRIEND was as good as the first book in series and I adored Owen since the first book and couldn’t help but wonder who he would end up with. Avery is perfect for him, and it was clear from start how much he cared about her. Owen always seemed to be there, to take care of her. That type of story was hard to not fall in love with.



I thought it was cute, how he was her first boyfriend, even though they were like 6 at the time. It’s romantic that in the end the two of them ended up together. He was there for her when her mother showed up out of nowhere. I did not expect for him to propose to her, not that fast anyways, but I could tell that the two of them were happy with each other. I think that both needed that, needed each other. I think the ghost, Lizzy is set up on setting up the Montgomery brothers, it is as if she senses the feelings that they might not know were there. I think that it’s kind of romantic that way, even if it takes her to trap people inside together. The ghost adds a bit suspense to the story every single time. I couldn’t help but fall in love with both Avery and Owen, but then they are hard to not love.



Just like everyone in the novel, I feel in love with the Inn. Since I started reading the series, it felt like I went through when they were building to opening and to me it’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Ryder and Hope. Story is not only what I love about this books, I am in love with covers which will take your breath away, titles too. If you haven’t read Nora Roberts book, you should pick up one, you be glad that you had. I wish that I read her books earlier than I had. I can’t wait to see what’s in store in her other novels.


Feb 20, 2017

The Summer Of Chasing Mermaids.

Posted by Jenia. at 2/20/2017 08:18:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆
the summer of
chasing mermaids .
sarah ockler.

Publisher Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: June 2,2015.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|416.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.










SOMETIMES, THERE ARE NO WORDS...



The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d'Abreau was destined for stardom - until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can't sing. She can't even speak.



Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend's invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse's home in the Caribbean isn't: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry - except for one.



Christian Kane is a notorious playboy - insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He's also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn't treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

 

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove's high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn't the only thing making waves, though - swept up in Christian's seductive tide and entranced by the Cove's charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn't what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who's best known for breaking them...



 





Beautiful. Breathtaking, Heart aching.



There are so many words I can describe about how much I loved this book. It filled with a lot emotions once I turned the last page of THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS . This book will leave you amazed and breathless. I wanted to keep on reading it because I needed to know how it ended for Elyse and Christian. The title is what caught my attention too, I love anything that has anything do with mermaids or the ocean. THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS was the 2nd SARAH OCKLER novel I had read and it had been years since I read the other one. Once I started reading this novel, I knew that I will be checking out rest of her novels. Even though this is only 2nd novel that I read by her, I am already in love with this author’s writing. I knew I would love this book after only reading few pages in the book. THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS was a heartbreaking story and there were few times I found myself tearing up, I can’t even begin imagine to go through what Elyse had to go through. It’s heartbreaking.



You can’t help but love Elyse, I can’t imagine that it was easy for her after losing her voice, her dream shattering into pieces. Ockler’s descriptions of Elyse’s emotions were vivid, that I could actually feel Elyse’s pain, grief and fear. I could picture everything that was happening. I know that meeting Kane brother’s, especially Christian was good for her. How can you not love Christian and Elyse? I sensed something between two of them, not long after she offered to help him with his boat. Christian was one person who seemed to treat her like she wasn’t fragile, he believed her and had her face her fears, while being besides her every step of the way. Not only did he believed into her, he loved her for who she was. At first I had my doubths that someone like Christian, who seemed to break other girls heart, won’t break hers. It wasn’t long where I noticed how much he cared for her, by the way he acted and what he did for her. I loved reading the scenes between the two of them, it always put a smile on my face. True love is beautiful.



I loved the friendship between Vanessa, Kirby and Elyse. How Vanessa accepted her right away, despite bond she seemed to have with Christian at begging of the novel. How Kirby tried to involve Elyse, make her feel welcome. Even when Elyse would push them away, they were there for her every step of the way. Now that’s true friendship right there. I don’t know if she made it as far as she had if it wasn’t for her friends, family and Christian. They gave her strength, courage.



A book you will fall in love with. Be ready for emotional ride.


 

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