on October 21st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Love is fatal; a snake that slithers into your life, poisons you with its venom, and leaves you there to die.
I swore I wouldnÔÇÖt be my parents.
I swore I would stay away from the limelight.
Falling in love with a musician was definitely out of the question.
Weston Carter was all kinds of wrong for a girl like me. He was musician, a womanizer, and a first class heartbreaker.
I didn't know a love like this could exist. Our love was epic, the kind people wrote stories about. We fell into it hard, unable to control our feelings.
I set myself up for a shattered heart.
A broken life.
A fucked up love story.
So I donÔÇÖt know that IÔÇÖve ever really wanted to throw my kindle at the wall, which shocks me. So, as IÔÇÖm reading Invisible Love Letter and this thought crosses my mind, I was a bit perplexed.┬á For the first time, I truly wanted to toss one of my prized possessions at the wall. For that alone, Invisible Love Letter is a great read. I also donÔÇÖt know that IÔÇÖve ever despised a female character this much. And once again I realize that the face that this story is eliciting this response points again what a great read it is.
So, here is where IÔÇÖll declare that Invisible Love Letter is a 2015 MUST READ.
Invisible Love Letter is a rare read where itÔÇÖs hard to pinpoint what exactly inspired such feelings. The story┬áfollows Emilia’s┬á┬átragic past,┬á losing her mother then losing her father and┬á more than once she says ÔÇ£he loved her more than he loved meÔÇØ and I get thatÔÇÖs hard on a soul. But what was it about Emmy that drive me to the brink?
I have a real love-hate relationship with Emmy – meaning I LOVE to hate her. ItÔÇÖs almost comical.┬á SheÔÇÖs never all that likeable, but we go into the story assuming sheÔÇÖs simply broken and redeemable.┬á At first, she comes off as kinda bratty – which IÔÇÖll give over to her due to age. SheÔÇÖs jealous and acts out, forms an opinion which she then has to rationalize through.┬á Then when things finally seem that they are headed down a good path, Em is headed towards a good life, she makes a complete idiot of herself. She sabotages her relationships, like ALL of her relationships. She makes poor decisions – most of which we can blame on her age,┬ábut thatÔÇÖs almost too nice as they are decisions that have such far reaching impacts and E just doesnÔÇÖt get that itÔÇÖs not ALL about her.
At about 30% I was anxious about the characters – didnÔÇÖt really feel like we had Weston’s story, and itÔÇÖs obvious heÔÇÖs crucial to the storyline. But then as events unfold, turns out we know enough. Enough to form an opinion. She doesn’t want to take responsibility for anything – She lays everything off on Weston. SheÔÇÖs madly in love and terrified, makes poor decisions, then hides her head in the sand for four years. IÔÇÖm not sure how she does it, but knowing there is likely possibility that heÔÇÖll be around (they share mutual friends) Whom sheÔÇÖs also lied to. And it gets worse.
Enter Jeremy. Jeremy her salvation. With Jeremy – she uses him.┬á No cause not to like him, in fact he does so much for her, you do like him. And she doesnÔÇÖt deserve him at all. With Em, she thinks if she is not asked the very specific question (which she makes sure no one would), that by not disclosing the whole story, that sheÔÇÖs not lying. IÔÇÖll give Emmy this, she knows she has betrayed everyone, she knows sheÔÇÖs wrong, but undoing so many years of lies is truly going to change life as she knows it. Such delicious drama!
When I finished the book, my emotions were all over the place.┬á Invisible Love Letter is probably one of my favorite reads this year and IÔÇÖm itching for the follow-up Endless Love Letter. IÔÇÖll also say that Invisible Love Letter has made the rare list if books with almost completely irredeemable female leads, but one you WANT to see every second of their story.
┬á~ Review by Cyndi: 5+ Stars and a 2015 favorite.
About Callie Anderson┬á
Callie Anderson is a wife, mother and writer, who embraces the truth, then weaves it into a magical tale of romance and heartache.
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