WOW... I will be honest this was a very intense read ... Hard hitting at times and had me reeling more than l usually like. BUT the subject is emotional and confronting l will not lie, and described in graphic detail, but it is in keeping with the characters and very much required. It was an emotional roller coaster if l am honest but Oh MY Gosh what a ride..
BEA NORWOOD has a spirit about here that just makes you love her from the first time you meet her and LIAM FALCON is the kind of guy every mom should want for their daughter as we fall in love with him thru out the story.
This connection and friendship that Bea and Liam have is beautiful and to see them go thru so many trials and tribulations has you rooting for them before you even realize you are doing it..
This book has so many elements to it, l am finding it hard to do justice to the story so l will say without spoiling it, Take a deep breath and keep reading. It is a story unfortunately that does effect many woman and not all endings are always happy but it is a story that needs to be told regardless.
My hat is off to S M Soto for tackling such a dark and controversial subject and giving it a voice that all people l hope will hear. Definitely recommend this book to anybody who can appreciate the struggles that one has to overcome in order to be whole again... To me this was the very definition of a TRUE LOVE STORY......
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Straight into my Forever Favourite Folder
I ugly cried reading this one. Bea is a warrior. A broken but fierce warrior.
It's not a sweet story, but it is a love story. The kind of story that punches you in the heart. That makes you think. The kind of story that stays with you for days after finishing. You know when an author writes a book so real - so raw - that you feel a little battered? Well that's how I feel again today. It's not a pretty tale of hearts and flowers but it's so freaking beautiful in its honest pain and growth that even through my tears I found myself smiling. Stories like this need to be told.
Packed with extraordinary characters. Real pain. Real love. And so much heartache I almost ran out of tissues... There are definite triggers in this one but for those who can handle that, this is a book that is genuinely one of my favourite reads ever.
Oh my goodness I struggled with this book and especially with the rating. After so much stopping and taking a breather I knew after finishing it, Bea and Liam deserves this 5star rating.
A word of advice go into this blind don’t read any blurbs cause I did and I regret it. This is why S M Soto has become one of my favourite authors and this writing of hers is so different to her other books. Although her first book will forever be my fave but this book is so powerfully heartbreaking about sexual abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse and no one should ever have to go through life being scared.
I did at times weren’t too sure on their feelings cause I had a hard time trying to grasp on their emotions but in Part II is where I think I fell deeper into these characters. Just take your time to process with this story and you’ll understand why. I in the end did adore Bea and Liam and tbh I don’t think I’ll ever forget this book.
This story really did make my heart ache, it deals with difficult situations including rape and briefly into self harm so if these are triggers for you then you have been warned. I personally an glad s.m.Soto didn't why away from the horrors and rawness of sexual abuse, yes it was difficult to read at times but I don't think it would of done Bea as a character justice, if her story had been told in any other way. I loved Melody as a character and her role was one I really enjoyed and felt that she was helping me through it as well as Bea. Liam was just a beautiful soul even with his flaws. I couldn't put it down, Great story.
Holy heart wrenching! This book... This book is intense, the subject matter is heavy, but it’s dealt with in an appropriate way, I feel. Liam is a great character. I love him, even if I feel he’s a tad bit too perfect, yes it is a thing, lol. Bea just tears my heart out. I felt for her and everything she went through. Having said that, I did feel part one was a little slow. The flashbacks were too long for me and didn’t tell me what I wanted to know. I also felt the current sections weren’t long enough. Conversely, I felt the end, from about 70% (the book ends at 90%), is rushed. I don’t understand why Myrah was the first one to reach out either, especially as Liam was so set on getting to the bottom of what’s going on. Why did it take Liam coming back to get her to act? I also felt the Melody introduction and befriending is a bit of a stretch. I feel like it would be better if it happened after a few days together. In addition to that Bea’s reaction to Melody and Myrah is a bit strange.
But, I still really enjoyed this book, heart wrenching as it is. I would also advise if you have sexual assault or suicide triggers, please proceed with caution. I haven’t seen trigger warnings for the promo of this book (there is one at the start of the book itself however, even though sometimes stuff like that is skipped when you open the file on Kindle) and there really needs to be. So, if you enjoy your heart being twisted in your chest, give it a go! Lol!
Wow, just wow. This was a total 6 star read for me. I literally couldn’t put it down and read it from start to finish in just over 2 hours.
This book was absolutely heartbreaking and confronting, the emotions were so intense. I felt their pain and my heart broke for Bea and Liam. Second chance romances are usually my least favourite trope but this one will forever be one of my top reads.
There are trigger subjects, and i won’t lie and say it’s an easy read, because it totally isn’t - but the story will grab hold of you and you won’t be able to stop until the end.