This is one of my all time favorite Young Adult/ Coming of age books. You can read my original short review underneath here. It was short as this book was so hard for me on a personal level.
Jasinda Wilder have since become one of my favorite authors and she is on my auto buy list. She has a writing style I really like and her books grabs me and stay with me. This book is the first in a series that is really good. I do still think this is the best book for me it certainly is the most emotional for me.
The awesome news is it is a ebook freebie on Amazon right now, So I would go grab a copy right now. You can also buy it in paperback or hardcover.
I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.
Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.
Colton didn’t teach me how to live. He didn’t heal the pain. He didn’t make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.
This was a brutal read for me as it cut to close to home on some levels. I knew that when I started reading it. It was quite a ride and I felt the pain of losing a lover in my heart, I was ripped open and raw as hell. I never cry, but damn I was close.
The writing was superb, I could not put it down. I was so grabbed by the story I was completely in my own world when reading this. Talking to me would give no result at all.
This quote from the book about how you live on sums it up for me, it is the best description I have ever read and it is 100% true.
“You just understand that there`s a part of you that you can`t give away, because it belongs to a dead person.”
It never go away, it doesn’t fade into nothingness, and it is always there.
I sadly know this from my own life.
Colt is one of the best leading males I have read in a book, he is raw, real and always there. I adore him.
First read May 2013
Did a re-read if it Feb 2015. Still love this book.
For young adult it has *Mature Content Warning* and a HEA.
This book is in Ebook, Paperback and Hardcover. English only I think.