I thought he’d always be mine,
even when I was forced to say goodbye.
We were never meant to let go,
but it happened anyway.
Too bad I didn’t know someone was waiting to take my place, or I would’ve held on a lot tighter.
Two years later, we were exactly where we’d always planned to be.
I’d kept my promise.
He’d forgotten all about his.
Not only had he moved on, but the person he’d moved on with was my best friend, leaving me to begin college with a broken heart.
I guess this is the part where I’m supposed to tell you some other guy stepped in, repaired my shattered pieces, and made me smile again.
This isn’t that kind of story.
My heart might have been broken,
but it refused to fall out of love.
WARNING: this book contains cheating.
Each book in the Gray Springs world can be read as a standalone.
I floved this book so much I stayed up all night reading it. I tried to put it down at 3am and spent the next two hours tossing and turning as anxiety twisted my stomach into knots. I gave up and picked the book back up again, and finally got to sleep at 7 a.m. I’m totally blaming Ella Fields for my crappy productivity today, lol.
This book completely satisfied my craving for a messy, angsty romance and I lapped it right up. There were plenty of times where I wanted to project myself into the story to throttle the characters, but I had to settle for silently screaming abuse at my Kindle instead. I really hated Quinn for a lot of this book. He professed undying, eternal love and then gave up too quick, and the way he treated Daisy at the start really frustrated me, especially when he allowed that beatch Alexis to crawl all over him in deliberate malicious PDAs. I don’t think I have hated a character as much as I hated Alexis. What a cow. Quinn redeemed himself in the end so I forgave him, but I really wanted to kick Daisy in her ladyparts a few times and tell her to stop mooning over him in such a transparent way. I also really wanted her to rub his nose in it by hooking up with Callum, but she was too nice and too heartbroken to do that.
I adored the flashback scenes and I really felt their connection, hence why I became so involved and felt so much frustration with Quinn.
The writing was superb, the pacing consistent, and we got a fab epilogue and HEA in the end.
In summary, this was a fantastic read and one I would highly recommend to readers who enjoy angsty forbidden romance.