I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Giana Darling!
This is a book of unexpecteds (yes I totally made up the plural form of that word to suit my point). I did not expect this book to affect me the way it did. I did not expect it to make my heart skip beats and break time and time again. I did not expect to fall in love with all the characters in this book. And I did not expect to find such gentleness in this story. Honestly, this is the second Giana book I read, and I should have expected such greatness. Silly of me, right?
This book is not only a love story, it is a book about strength, loyalty, comradery and friendship. It is about values and morals. It's about companionship, of any kind, friend, family (blood or not) and lover. The connections between the characters will be felt down to your bones.
This book touches a lot of subjects. Illness (Cancer), Autism, Integrity... Forbidden - or more likely frowned upon - love. This book (and series) shows us that love is love, no matter what shape, form, or age it takes. Again, Darling challenges our preconceptions and stereotypes. One of my favourite quotes in this book is, "just because someone is not who you want them to be, it does not mean they are incapable of good". I feel like this sums up the global vision of this book. Not everything is clear cut and dry, and those beautiful shades of grey is where we get lost in.