To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Wow, what an epic love story. These two have known each other since their pre-teen years, and their connection as friends was soul-deep, even before they knew what that was. Anything between them was forbidden, but surely, true love trumps all? That answer for them would be a no.
Author RC Stephens has written her beautiful characters in a world we know is all too common, where innocent love was made dirty by the absolute hypocrisy and brain-washed judgement of adults. By parents who were meant to care for and nurture the minds of the children they are responsible for.
It’s also a world where religious leaders with reprehensible behaviour and a corrupt moral code create zealots who rule their families with an iron fist. Where absolute power corrupts absolutely.
In spite of this, Knox, verbally abused as the evil black sheep of the family, grew to become a legend, musically and as a person. He was a far better man than those who should have set an example, yet he was treated so badly. I loved the person he became, and in spite of the deceitful behaviour of the family, I loved his absolute devotion to Grace. There was so much unexpected depth to him.
And Grace, holy crap, in spite of what she had been through, and the loss she had suffered through lies and betrayal, she was such a strong person. Almost broken but strong in spite of everything. She had a reason to be.
RC Stephens is a must-read for me and she kept me so engrossed in this book that I had to hit it in one sitting! If an angsty story of familial deceit and irony pitted against a love that refuses to quit is what you’re after, then I highly recommend this 4.5 star read for you 💙
5 EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER STARS!! The ride I went on with Grace and Knox will stick with me forever. Oh my....this ride touched all my emotion buttons, more than once....that is for sure. This book is forbidden, but so beautifully told. This book should definitely be a 1-Click for you.