To say that I was excited for this book is an understatement. It did not disappoint. I've always thought Ricky's story would be intense after seeing him in the other guys books. He has been struggling to keep his family afloat after his dad's accident, scrimping and maximizing all he can do to support. I like how this book ties psychology and how it plays into Ricky and Aveline themselves, cause and effect no matter how direct. Honestly it's a tragedy what happened to Ricky's dad and it affected not only his family but also Aveline.
The anger Ricky has towards Aveline and her parents clouded his feelings, seeing as his family struggles and the Gerard family is rich. Both opposite worlds apart and stark differences show. He wanted retaliation as he gets to know Aveline though she is more than the rich girl he pegged her for. I was drawn into the conflicting emotions, Ricky wants revenge but also he likes Aveline but she will be a casualty no matter what. Ricky is actually a good guy, kind, loyal and strong but his situation makes him desperate too. He is jaded though and full of anger and somehow his butterfly calms him. Aveline is awkward, shy and tender hearted, she's been sheltered but meeting her psych class and Ricky has helped her be braver.
Thing is with all the secrets and omissions on both their sides, it felt like a huge misunderstanding that could have been solved if either were forthcoming or talked about important stuff. I know easier said than done especially with family and their ongoing relationship. The chemistry and feelings are building, I question how deep they are though, since it's shrouded with hidden secrets. I was nervous for them, as they fall deeper the more complicated the whole situation is with all the secrecy I wondered if there was a good way to resolve this but I think someone will get hurt no matter what.
All in all, pretty satisfied how it all wrapped up. It was great story of forgiveness. It had closure and it was emotional too. I wish there was more in some regard. There was sadness but tons of feels as well as part of it but Laura Ward did it well in that it's not too much. She tella good stories. Martinez family was beautiful and genuine to watch. Each of the boys books have been a delight to read and this one no less, I love their friendship. This has a few shorts to leave this series and it's a amusing.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2951 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Publisher: Life Changing. LLC (23 May 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07D8YTJTD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 10 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #250,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)