There’s a long list of things I don’t handle well:
But there’s one person above everything else I can’t seem to get a handle on.
In short, he’s perfect. The reality, he scares me.He’s the opposite of what I usually go for. He’s bigger. Intimidating. He reminds me of someone I’d rather ...more
Gah! With everything that Anders had gone through in the past, this book was completely heartbreaking, but still remained mostly full of hope.
My friends already know that stories centered around mental health issues are faaaaar from my favorite trope.
They tend to be emotionally draining, especially when an MC's issues force a sudden, often long separation, leaving the other MC completely gutted in the process. And that's about the furthest thing from a fun read, IMHO.
But in this story, althoug ...more
It can't be read alone, imho. You need to have read Law's story first to have a full understanding of how Anders' life has been one of simply existing for the last five years.
There are trigger warnings, they need paying attention to. Eden Finley deals with some of the harshest forms of mental trauma in this book with a sensitivity that is second to none.
I'm not going to men ...more
Books that center around Mental Health are always a bit of a hit and miss for me. This is because I myself suffer from multiple issues, and so I am not always up to reading about it. Sometimes I just like to pretend I am an ostrich...
Other times I don't mind reading about it because it makes me feel less alone...if you get what I'm saying.
Anyways...I usually try not to let my mood affect my rating because me being in a bad place has nothing to do with the book or the story ;)
In this in...more
We found out a little of what happened to Anders in the first book.
Anders is looking for a place to live as Law has moved in with Reade. He finds it very hard to trust anyone because of the trauma he has gone through in his past. Brody offers a place to stay and there relationship begins from there.
I love how Brod ...more
I found Anders very intriguing in the first book and I really liked him as a character in this one. His story was very touching. Brody was also a lovely character and perfect for Anders, if not too perfect.
However, I feel that right from the start of their relationship, the emphasis was ...more
I don't know what to say. I don't think I have anything to say that's going to make sense. Just like Brody.
Kissing my roommate? Dumb.
Doing it again? Super dumb.
Stopping it from going any further? Dumbest dumb to ever fucking dumb.
So dumb that I’ve got no other word to use than dumb.
Anders makes me not smart.
I love Anders and Brody so much. This book is everything I expected and more. I've been wait ...more
At times, yeah, I found Anders' behavior a little frustrating, but ultimately it was very understandable so I was able to get past it. And real shit like trauma and anxiety and PTSD, all that is all hard shit to deal with and not instantly curable so I knew Anders wasn't ju ...more
Wow, I'm actually speechless and glad that it's the weekend, since I've read Anderson's and Brody's story in one setting. I just couldn't put it down.
This book was unexpected. I need to be honest: I loved the first book, but I didn't quite connect with Anderson until now, after having finished his story.
And what a story this has been. Without getting into too much detail: The author manages to slowly build up a relationship between the two MCs ...more
Unspoken Vow wasn't light, but it wasn't the type of angst that made me depressed for days, either. It was an honest look at how devastating abuse and trauma can be and I thought it was done with great care. Anders' story also shows how mental health can't be 'fixed' overnight and how a strong support network is vital in healing. Anders' journey was tragic, raw, heartbreaking, beauti ...more
I’ll begin the review with appreciation for the author’s note in the beginning. Too often authors gloss over points like this and that has the potential to really take away from a reader’s enjoyment of th ...more
+ Anders means so fucking much to me
+ Important Topics
+ LOVED Anders and Brodys relationship
+ also them individually
+ realistic/amazing representation
+ love is not a cure
+ adored the pacing
+ I just love Edens writing
+ seeing Law and Reed again
+ sex positive
+ love the inclusion of the Therapy sessions
+ honestly... basically everything
+ I am not kidding I adored this so much
- (nope. there aren't any negative parts... I guess I would have liked ...more
I do not want to give anything away but Anders just broke my heart. I just wanted to jump into the book and hug the hell out of him. I was cheering so hard for him. Everything that happened to him sh ...more
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
A story of hope, growth, and progress.
Wow, what a story! I feel this is a story of hope for those of us who suffer from anxiety, PTSD, and/or depression. Anders’ story is so raw and his condition so real. Eden has written such a real story, it’ll break your heart, give you hope and help you heal.
Anders’ is a DV survivor with GAD, PTSD, and other things and his story might be confronting at times. I really enjoyed the truthful progress of Anders’ conditions and ...more
The ‘Dear Reader’ at the end brought tears to my eyes because the writer suffers from anxiety herself. That must not have been an easy feat to write for her. But that’s also the reason it was so well written, I think.
We know about Anders past from book 1 but to see how he is dealing with the PTSD and anxiety is heartbreaking. He just wants to be able to figure out to have normal relationships with his brother and friends and not be so dependent.
Along comes the patient Angel Brody. I know that’s a huge title to give someone but he wa ...more
"We can't forget it because if we did that, we wouldn't be able to learn from it. This isn't a permanent step back. It's one lesson in about a million we'll learn together."...more
"Together..." I croak.
A warm hand lands on my cheek. "You're adorable if you think I'm letting you go. Do you forget how persistent I can be?"
"There's persistent, and then there's stupid. I'm still trying to figure out which one you are."
"I'm stupidly persistent
I loved Anders! I read about him a bit with his brother in Unwritten Law and I wanted to know more! He's been hurt so badly and he's terrified of so many things. Brody is such a great guy and together...swoon!!! I loved this book so much! So many emotions! Loved these characters and didn't want it to end!
I’m not sure what I feel about Brody and Anders. I’m usually all for sex in my books, and physical intimacy is such a huge issue with Anders that I feel you’d have to have scenes to addr ...more
I’ve been looking forward to getting Anders’ book pretty much since meeting him in Unwritten Law, book 1 of the series. I’m a sucker for seeing damaged characters overcome their pasts and get their hea, and I also related to Anders on so many different levels it was almost uncomfortable: attracted to hot guys, check; anxiety issues, check; meds suck, check; pro level procrastinator, double check...well, you get the idea.
There are some ...more
Of course, reading book one, I kind of knew w ...more
This book is all about Anders. Anders was attacked and almost killed by his ex-boyfriend 5 years ago. Now he has PTSD and severe anxiety. He only dates smaller younger guys, but still avoid conflicts at all cost. So he still gets Law to break up with his flings ...more
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She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.
With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-o ...more