Synopsis: Monroe and Nathan are both lost, broken souls. Both have experienced a tragedy that they feel responsible for. They meet by chance one summer and its changes their lives forever.
Oh my goodness, I was a blubbering mess reading this book! Like, tissues in hands, tears streaming and my kids giggling because mom is crying over a book kind of mess! I literally just finished this one and couldn’t wait to write my review!
I could not put this book down. If life wouldn’t get in the way of my reading addiction, I would have finished this in one sitting. It was just that good. I had never read anything by Juliana Stone before but now I want to get my hands on every book she’s ever written. This woman can seriously write. The emotion in this book rolled off in waves.
Monroe and Nathan are both such palpable characters. Even though they are teenagers, they are written with such depth. Honestly, the book surprised me. The blurb on the back didn’t give much away at all and I just wasn’t expecting what I got from this book. Every character has depth, even the minor ones. It’s not a typical, fluffy YA coming-of-age romance. It is but it isn’t. There is just so much more to this story. There is heartache and hurting and love and healing all wrapped up in this deeply affecting story.
I want to write so much more, but I don’t want to risk giving away anything because the reader deserves to discover every morsel of this book on their own.
Even if you are not typically into YA books, give this one a read. You won’t regret it.
My rating: 5/5 stars