I’m desperately going to try to put into words just how much this story got under my skin. Because I can’t seem to emphasize how touching, heart-wrenching, and tragic this story is.
I know he loves me. I never doubt his love. I doubt his intentions and respect. I distrust his motives and allegiance.
I did have a few problems with it, so let’s go through those first.
- Typos, missing words, punctuation.
- ‘kind of’ and ‘sort of’ were written all over in the book. Mostly in the beginning of the story – or maybe I just stopped noticing as much with the way the story was OH SO GRIPPING.
- Transition between his POV and hers. It doesn’t happen at regular intervals, it just happens randomly about half way through the story. Suddenly I was like, wait, this is not Bliss’s POV, it’s Dusty’s. It was a bit confusing and I wish she would have labeled who’s POV it would be under the chapter heading.
All these little things that usually drive me nuts did not deter me in the slightest to the overall story line. Good God. These character slay me.
Alone, we’re us: an innocent secret made of bad habits spread across his bed.
The fact of the matter is that this is not a happy story. This is a love story that absolutely breaks your heart watching how they shift and change under the pressures of high school and peer pressure. There were so many times I wanted to scream for Bliss to leave, run far away, and never go back to him no matter how much she would want to.
And then Thomas’s POVs broke my damn heart so much I was begging Bliss to stay. Help him. Save him. Love him.
Leave with me, I text her back. Tonight.
Her response is immediate.
Nothing should be this messed up.
Come get me.
The only reason I’m giving this 4 stars is because of the issues listed above. I think a proofreader/editor would have helped fix a lot of those issues. But again, none of them deterred me from devouring this story.
While I want to read book 2, I’m terrified. I don’t want my heart to break. But at the same time, I need them to be together. To work this out. To save each other. This is not a typical love story. This is a heart breaking story that leaves you desperate for everything to be okay… JUST BE OKAY.
Off to book 2…
Rating: 4 stars!
The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall.
The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.
She’s a hopeless romantic. He’s just hopeless.
She’s his reason, but he might not catch her when she falls.
She loves him. He loves her crazy.
This is what happens when a love made of secrets is kept with rules instead of promises.