BIG HUGE 6++ STARS
Holy hell this book is fricken intense! Make sure you have a box of tissues next to you. I promise you will need it. I don't even know where to begin. I actually had to ask my friend the pressing question before I even got half way through the book because she had already finished it. I had to know if Luke was going to die, and while she didn't tell me whether he does or not she did tell me there was some angst in the book. To be honest this freaked me as I do not do well with books like this. I usually read the books where you know the outcome, you know that there will be a HEA at the end. This was Natalie's debut book and let me just tell you she wrote this book to perfection. You felt ever single buildup, every single moment of pain, every single moment of love. There was not a minute this book went by that you weren't looking for a tissue and tearing up. Wow, the characters, Ash just blew me a way for a female character. I absolutely adored her. I connected with her and stayed that way through the whole book, and Luke, well Luke was perfection all on his own. His patience, and the care he took in building his relationship with Ash. The trust he built with her at a slow movement. It felt right, it felt perfect when they finally came together. Nothing was rushed, each moment building up to the ending that will make your heart skip a beat.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)