Top positive review
🖤🖤🖤 Dark, raw and gritty 🖤🖤🖤
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2020
I’d just finished Author Katherine L Evan’s previous book in the series, Shameless Weekend, and although it was a deep and profound story, it was still quite an uplifting and hopeful book. There we met Isla and Malachi and nothing, NOTHING could have prepared me for their story in this book. Ms Evans indicated that theirs held darker themes, but oh holy crap, this darkness was raw and gritty.
It’s been a while since I’ve read quite something as painfully devastating as this book. It wasn’t so much of an angsty ugly cry, but more of a story that had me sitting like a stunned mullet watching a horrific train crash in motion, yet unable to help in any way, because surely there is no recovery to be had. I wondered how Isla could ever get resolution. All I’m going to say here is that I totally admired her character, and my heart bled for her.
I absolutely can’t begin to describe my true feelings towards two key characters in this book because I believe they will be spoilers, but they each hold a close and very different kind of relationship with Isla. I believe they got off lightly and I in no way admire their characters. And, I’d like to have seen more in the way of amendments done for her. Does my issue with these two characters detract from how much I loved this book and recommend it as great reading for those who love second chance romances that roll on the dark side of the tracks?? Only very slightly. 4.5 stars – yep 🖤