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Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters
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I'm only going to make a few points.

1. Maggie actually DEFENDS CLAY!!!!!!!!!!! When her friends are treating him like crap and judging him unfairly, she actually defends him. I'm sorry, but this is the first time in my life I have ever encountered a heroine who stuck up for the guy she loved. It was because of this that I was able to truly believe her love for him, able to believe in their love for each other.

2. Clay has issues...that are not solved by love. Seriously. When he gets together with Maggie, he's not miraculously cured.

3. Their relationship works because Maggie is strong as hell and can totally handle someone as messed-up as Clay.

4. I'm so thrilled (there are no words) that a book has FINALLY addressed the fact that when a guy acts the way Clay does, it's not simply because he's an ass, but because he is sick and has a mental disorder (or in his case more than one!) People tend to brush off characters like Clay as "just a psycho." But for once, the author understands that, no, actually, there is more to it than that. I think a lot of people can learn something from this, and possibly become less ignorant about the seriousness of mental health. Contrary to what some people believe, individuals like Clay do not "decide" to be assholes. Mental illness is real. This book tells you that.

5. Clay is mature and self-aware enough to understand that he is not in a place where he can be in a relationship with someone. He knows only more destruction will come if he stays with Maggie, so makes the decision to try again to get help so that he can be in a healthy relationship with Maggie and stop hurting her.

6. Love Clay. Love Maggie. And I never love heroines. These aren't just characters. They are real people. And THIS is why I read books. I'd forgotten for a while, there.

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
July 18, 2013 – Finished Reading
July 20, 2013 – Shelved
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: 2-couples
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: best-character-s
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: fave-heroine
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: funny
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: heroine-would-be-my-bff
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: own-ab
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: read-around
July 21, 2013 – Shelved as: cont-romance

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