***I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review***
Rating: 5/5 stars
I wasn’t even through the prologue when I made my first highlight.
“But then love makes fools of everyone, doesn’t it?”
I figured, perhaps that was just lucky; to find such a simple and beautiful quote so quickly within a new read. But then another chapter swept by and there, another highlight. Anyone who has read Amy Harmon knows how inspirational her words are. I couldn’t get enough. I highlighted consistently throughout the entire book, up until the very last page.
“She’s good at loving, but she’s not very good at being loved.”
Mercedes, in my opinion, was the glue in this story and my favorite character. She’s incredibly loyal, beautiful, smart, trustworthy, and fiercely independent. She would do anything if it meant protecting the ones she loves, even if loving and protecting them meant putting herself last at times.
“Love mattered a whole lot more than blood.”
This book is about love and loss and then love again. My heart was broken only to be patched together again, repeatedly throughout this wonderful story. Tears fell from my eyes as I read without me even realizing it. My heart pounded as the truth revealed itself slowly. It’s powerful and real and just when you think you’ve got a hold on the story, it changes. Read this beautiful book and fall in love. You’ll be angry at times, upset even, but this book ends with love.