My first Charleigh Rose book. The first tike I read her words and experience her writing. It was perfect. It was just, flawless.
This story transported me. It was full of angst and pulled me right in within the first pages. I was quite literally hooked. I think it is also important to note that I was in a reading slump. I hadn’t been able to pick up anything to read for a week. Nothing appealed to me. Nothing could keep me interested. Also important to note that I’m a serial reader. I rarely go a day without reading. So I picked up a new to me author I had admired from afar for awhile now. Best. Decision. Ever.
This book will take you on an emotional ride. One that will make you want to strangle the characters to make them see the situation from the omnipresent viewpoint we, the readers, have. That’s reader investment right there.
I loved how complex and conflicted Asher was as a character. He is out broken bad boy in this story. His past pains our heart and so does his present... His relationship with his father was honestly one of my favourite aspects of the book. It’s human, it’s raw, and it’s far from perfect.
So now that my Charleigh Rose cherry is popped, I realize how much I’ve been missing out and I better get on and read the rest of her books!