Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.
Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.
This is probably the most beautifully written book I’ve ever refused to finish.
See, I’m not one of those readers who is looking for deep, emotional, thought-provoking, angsty romances. I’m in it for the happy endings. I expect a good, entertaining read along the way, but I NEED that happily ever after (HEA). I thought that was law in Romance Land. Apparently not.
I was 25% into this book when I started to get a bad feeling. You know the feeling, right? I got the same feeling when Hodor was holding back the White Walkers so that Bran could escape on Game of Thrones. It was a general sense of uneasiness—breathless angst, really—that came along with the knowledge that this couldn’t possibly end well. The author was going down a path I didn’t like. So, I took my angsty uneasiness and did something I never do. I skipped to the end of the book. I did not like what I found. Not. At. All. I quit reading immediately.
I wouldn’t spoil specifics for the rest of you, but for all the readers out there who, like me, expect a HEA in their romance novels, know that you won’t get it here. That being said, this is labeled as “part 1”, so maybe that HEA is coming (in some form) in the next installment. I dunno. All I know for sure is that tearjerkers are not for me. For those of you in need of a good cry, this one’s for you. I will admit that it was artfully written. You’ll love the characters. Their interactions with each other were nothing short of poetic.
Full disclosure: We generously received a free copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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