Oh my goodness! If you are looking for a book that will break your heart and then put it back together, then without a doubt this is the book for you. It’s everything that I’ve grown to love about Brittainy Cherry books. It’s beautifully written with a unique storyline. I absolutely could not put it down. It was another late night, but it was so worth it.
Check out the blurb…
Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.
I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.
Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.
Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.
Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.
Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.
I’m gonna be somewhat vague with this review. I went into it with only reading the blurb, and I am so glad that I did. It makes it so much more emotional when you don’t know certain things are going to happen. I totally recommend just jumping right in, you won’t regret it!
“Doesn’t it tire you?” I asked. “To feel so much?”
“Doesn’t it tire you to not feel at all?”
In that moment, I realized I’d come face to face with my polor opposite, and I didn’t have a clue what else to say to a stranger as strange as her.
“Goodbye, Lucille,” I said
“Goodbye, Graham Cracker,” she replied.
“She was the girl who felt everything, and I was the man who felt nothing at all.”
I was hooked after the prologue. Before it was over, I already adored Lucy. It provided us with a look into Lucy’s life, with her mom and her sisters. It explained so much of our heroine Lucy’s personality. Lucy was the heart of her family. She was smart, strong, passionate and vibrant.I loved that Lucy was so quirky and fun. She never tried to hide who she was, she simply just lived in the moment.
“She’s gentle and caring. Has a smile that lights up a room. She’s smart, too, so smart. She’s not afraid to give a helping hand, even when it’s tough. And the last word to describe her…” he said, reaching out and picking out a deep red rose. “Is pure. She’s pure, untainted by the world’s cruelty. Just simply, easily, and beautifully pure.”
The hero and heroine were the exact opposite, but it just worked for them. Graham was unapproachable, angry and hot as hell. He was afraid of letting anyone in, only to have them leave him again. Lucy was able to see past his asshole facade and was determined to be there to help him. He was stubborn, but she was just as persistent. Graham had a wall built around his heart, It was wonderful watching crumble piece by piece. The love was slow building but so pure. I swooned over Graham, he totally earned it though.
“You asked me to make a garden,” he said, wiping his brow with the back of his hand. “So I’m making you a garden.” My heart. It exploded.
I loved it!! I felt all the feels!! I giggled, I cried, and I feel in love. The story delivered a clever plot. There were a few things that I didn’t see coming, and I like that about a book. I have read all but one book from this author, and yes I’ll fix that soon. I would highly recommend this one it’s one of her best.
“Being around you does something strange to me, something that hasn’t happened in such a long time.” “What happens?” He took my hand in his then led it to his chest, and his next words came out as a whisper. “My heart begins to beat again.”
Standalone. New Adult. Contemporary Romance.
Rating: 4.5 Stars