Just like me. He doesn't speak. He doesn't smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I'm not. He's the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too.
Holy crap, folks. Talk about a book hangover. If you’re the type of reader looking for tons of feels in your reads, (which I’m usually NOT) don’t even bother reading this review. Just go one-click the crap out of this book, ‘cause it's got feels spilling out all over the freakin’ place. But for the rest of you, here it goes.
I pretty much held my breath the whole time I was reading this book. Holly and Ty were so damaged and fragile and broken that I was terrified of what was coming next in their relationship. Would someone come along and wreck what they were building? Would Holly’s parents (who were pretty horrible) say something to Ty to make him think he wasn’t good enough for her? Would he push Holly away and force her to go off and live a life without him--a life he thought she deserved but that she didn’t really want? I was a complete wreck waiting for the other shoe to drop and destroy the beautiful, fragile bond these two lost, lonely souls were so gently forming. But the other shoe never dropped. And not because Holly and Ty didn’t have plenty of obstacles between them and their happily ever after, ‘cause, boy, did they ever have issues. But like the true survivors they were, they persevered and proved that all their broken, damaged little pieces fit together perfectly. Quite simply, Holly and Ty were made for each other.
“She’s everything. My past. My present. My future. My twin flame—the one who shares the path of my soul.”
I could keep yammering about this book all day. I loved Holly (she was strong, and smart, and loving, despite everything that had happened to her), I loved Ty (he was patient, and kind, and tough but still vulnerable), I loved everything about the story. In fact, I don’t know why any of you are still reading this review. Why aren’t you one-clicking???
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely read Torn by Carian Cole, if only because Ty makes an appearance. And for other fantastic reads about lost, broken souls finding their perfect matches, try Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan, and How to Save a Life by Emma Scott.
Note: you can see our full review of Archer’s Voice here.