This book is fantastic. I don't even know where to start trying to tell you about it.
Syn is a broken girl, and she knows it. She's tried to get her liThis book is fantastic. I don't even know where to start trying to tell you about it.
Syn is a broken girl, and she knows it. She's tried to get her life straight over the years, but there's one job she has to do. Just one. Her life is piled up with regrets, and the biggest one is Damian Mead.
Damian. What can I say about him? He's #PFA <-- pretty f*cking awesome. I love him. LOVE. He's kind and gentle without being spineless. He wants Syn and he won't take no for an answer. Because no matter what she says, she loves him, and he knows it.
The format of the story is innovative, with alternating chapters between past and present. Her life is severed, her story is severed.
I love this book, and I love JM Miller's writing. Pick this story up, and pick up the rest of her books, while you're at it. She's one of my must-read authors!...more
This isn't a recount of a man of the cloth who finds himself in the arms of two women. It's not erotica, it's noThis book is not what you think it is.
This isn't a recount of a man of the cloth who finds himself in the arms of two women. It's not erotica, it's not even about sex.
It's about choices. It's about moving on and moving forward. It's about love and life and navigating your way through it all to find yourself, to discover who you were meant to be. It's about overcoming your pain and finding a way through it.
God, I hate that I can't say more than that. I really do. This is not a formulaic romance novel, and it's about forbidden love, but not in the way you're thinking. These characters are not going to hump in the confession booth. That's not this book. This is a story about good people who want to do the right thing, who respect others and themselves. So keep that in mind when you pick it up. And I hope you decide to pick it up.
There are twists and turns, mysteries revealed, and an ending that will either make you want to throw something or plaster a devious smile on your face while your mind explodes. Or both.
So many times in YA, the characters are a mold that is used over and over until the details that make a character unique and human are blurred.
That iSo many times in YA, the characters are a mold that is used over and over until the details that make a character unique and human are blurred.
That is not the case with this book.
Instead of the standard insecure but beautiful high school girl, we have LJ, a strong, gorgeous girl who had it all, was part of the popularity machine, and is a recovering mean girl who wants to disappear. She's security incarnate, armed with a hoodie and Chucks instead of Burberry and Manolos. And instead of the high school boy that pines over the vulnerable girl from afar, we have Ben, a hot, snarky, confident, totally swoonworthy guy who *doesn't* want the girl. For a minute, at least.
This is a story about judgements, and about things not being what they seem. It's about doing good, trying to be better than you are. It's about letting go of the past and moving forward, and in a way that spans generations in this storyline.
JM Miller threw in the light elements of the supernatural that highlight the story beautifully and drive the plot, which burns slow at first until it's consumed your thoughts, and you just don't want to put it down.
I cannot wait to read book two, and I'll be picking up every book by JM Miller from here out, guaranteed....more
Autumn and Summer are besties, and I want in on that. Autumn can do my hair and makeup, and Summer and I can drink whiskey tI freaking love this book.
Autumn and Summer are besties, and I want in on that. Autumn can do my hair and makeup, and Summer and I can drink whiskey together. This needs to happen.
I saw a lot of myself in both girls, two strong, witty, and independent women. Autumn and I are a lot a like, the romantic book reader who's happy go lucky. But she's also smart about her love life, and tries to apply some level of foresight to her emotions. Her story actually had me the most excited to see what would come, who she would choose. There was a love triangle that didn't leave me feeling annoyed or frustrated. I totally understood where she was with both men. I should also note that I HATE LOVE TRIANGLES. This was not done in an angsty, dramatic way. It was perfection.
Summer is a whiskey drinking hardass cynic. To watch her get owned is a serious delight. She's been hurt, and she wants to protect herself, but man, she never sees him coming, and he knocks her on her ass in the absolute best way. Everything she thought about love was wrong, and watching as she figures out what she wants in her life is a fantastic journey.
I laughed and smiled through the entire book. It's absolutely adorable with a healthy helping of steam. If you're looking for a fun, happy read, I absolutely recommend Autumn and Summer! ...more