When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.
Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her. But Mikayla—thrust into adulthood with no one to guide her—is desperate to contain her grief and hide what she considers to be her weakness. Mikayla and Jake both want more, but despite their growing closeness and intense chemistry, she tries to keep her distance and protect her heart. As he does everything in his power to win her trust, Mikayla must choose between remaining alone and safe or letting love in.
Physical or Ebook?
Ebook – This whole series is available on Kindle Unlimited
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Nope, this is the first one. But I heard enough from Adrianna @ For The Love Of Books!
Yeah, I could reread this.
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
I’m pretty sure I’m going to reread it. I would love to read more about Logan!
Is this a part of a challenge?
This is for the #OurLostLibrary Lost-A-Thon for Recently Added to my shelves 🙂
Who would you recommend this for?
This is a really good contemporary romance but handles some pretty heavy shit. If you like that stuff, this is for you.
So Adrianna has been recommending this book to me for quite a while. So thank you for that! I really did enjoy this book. I really loved Mikayla and Jake, they were pretty fantastic characters. And I also loved how the author used some pretty hard hitting topics to tell their story.
The writing for me was a little hit or miss. It took a while to get used to the authors writing style and at some points it did seem quite a bit bouncy and kind of all over the place, but looking past that, it was alright. Everything about Mikayla’s family really hit me hard and I found myself fighting off tears while I was reading. It was really emotionally draining for me to read, but I’m really glad I finished it.
This is a contemporary romance, so a lot of the story was based around Mikayla and Jake. Honestly, it was a god damn roller coaster. As in most contemporary romances, most of the issues are caused by the two main characters not communicating. It drives me insane. FUCKING TALK TO EACH OTHER. And then maybe you wouldn’t be emotionally wrecked half way through the novel.
Seriously, people aren’t like this in real life right? If they are, no wonder the divorce rate is so high. Miscommunications happen, but if it’s happening every three seconds, you have to change the way you do things.
I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of these novels. Although this wasn’t my absolute favorite, I can definitely understand why people are fawning over these novels.
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Until next time,
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