Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This book is so much more than what you could ever guess it to be. In fact, this book is moving, gritty in its realism, and yet gives you hope in the face of all the heartache that life can present. Rather than wax poetic about the characters (because I could), I’d rather share with you how the vulnerability of these characters – and each character displays a different facet of vulnerability – will remain with you in the weeks, months, and possibly years to come.
Tijan honors the varying degrees of light and darkness in each of her characters. As each of them grapples with the aftermath of how grief has touched their lives – first or secondhand – you are struck by the beauty and tragedy of how people mourn. And the strength…the strength of Mackenzie leaped right off the pages.
While I am a diehard fan of the Fallen Crest series, I believe this book has risen to the top of not only my favorite Tijan books but also my 6-star reads. It’s easy to understand why it was a hard book to write, but readers everywhere will thank Tijan for committing to these words and sharing this story.
I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.
I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.
The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.
Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.