I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Jane Anthony!
Ohh man, ALL the feels. This book is about addiction, and how it not only affects the person who suffers from it, but the people around them too. It’s about how fighting it is a lifelong struggle, and not a one-time thing. It’s about how strong a person has to be in order to fight it. There are many instances in this novel where we see characters hit rock bottom and how raw it is.
This book was so well written in regards to character development (I don’t know if that’s the right term for it). Anthony shows us how a substance can change a person; how it can make someone unrecognizable. Those characters “personality changes” were just so well done that they felt real. Everything in this book feels REAL.
Despite how dark some parts of the book were, it is filled with light as well; filled with the strength of the love between Kat and Chase, filled with hope. It also still has humour that made me laugh. The lighter passages and underlying love in this book balance out the darkness and create something beautiful.
Lastly, this book is about family. Not necessarily blood family, but your chosen family. The people you love and keep around you. It’s also about their support and their love.
Final note: I was unable to put this book down and pretty much read it in one sitting without stopping. If that isn’t a testament to how good it is, I don’t know what is.
I received an ebook of this novel from the author, and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Jane Anthony!
Swoon!!! This book was so swoon worthy. It deals with serious subject matter - it’s heavy and dark - but still manages to be exceptionally sweet.
Chase and Kat are complicated. They’re fractured humans who need to help each other mend their fissures. They have demons that are rooted in them - a lifetime of them. Seeing them revealed throughout the novel is heartbreaking yet done in a beautiful way.
I’m so happy that this book featured the greek culture. I’m not talking about mythology and demi-gods. No. I’m talking about the beauty of the language, the type of families they are. It’s about time Greeks were represented in contemporary romance, and it made me so happy to see it.
I also want to applaud Jane Anthony for bringing up such hush hush topics such as alcoholism, suicide, dependance and addiction. She did it so well and with grace. Her characters are not perfect, but that’s what makes them beautiful. This quote is my favoutite from this book : ““Some people walk a straight line down their paths while others zigzag.” It perfectly sums up the characters and the story.
I received an ARC of this book from the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions. Thank you Jane Anthony!
What a ride this book was. I could not put this book down, I tell you! It had the perfect balance of darkness and light throughout, yet still kept you anxious about the outcome of the story. Anthony kept us on the edge of our seat for the whole of the book, and that is not easy to do.
I really liked how all of Anthony's characters were different. I know this may sound weird, but hear me out. All of the characters have inherently different views and personalities. You may say: "Well obviously!", but that is something that stood out for me that is different from many other books I have read. They don't all agree on the same things, and they don't all think the same things. Anthony has given them a life of their own, and that takes talent.
The themes explored in this book are, yes. heartwrenching, but also super important to have out in the open. Anthony demonstrates the psychological side of an abuse victim perfectly in my opinion from before, to during, to after. The diaries are brilliant and give great insights on Hope's past.
I truly recommend this book to, well, everyone who can handle it and its subject matter.