Book Review – Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills (Part of Team Player 2: A Sports Anthology)

Hey lovely readers!

Here’s a book review for you. I honestly reviewed am advanced copy of this book.

At Camden Prep, the richest and most popular rule the school—the Sharks. Once I wanted to be part of them—until one of them destroyed me.

For Ava is scrawled across the envelope inside my locker. Nearly a year since I’ve walked the halls of this ivy-covered prestigious school—yet someone remembers me, the girl from the wrong side of town who’s dragged herself back to this hellhole to graduate. I’m here, but I trust no one, not even my so-called secret admirer.

Dear Ava,
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea… Shit. That’s stupid. What I really mean is…you look at me and I feel something REAL. And that never happens.

It’s been ten months since you were here, but I can’t forget you. I’ve missed seeing you walk down the hall. I’ve missed you cheering at my football games. I’ve missed the secret smile that curls your lips. The truth is, I wanted you back then—but you had him. And then everything fell apart that night. If you need anything, I want to be there for you. Text me. Please. 105-555-9201
P.S. I’m a Shark, but I’d never hurt you.
P.P.S. I’ve tried to fight it with everything I have, but I want you. Still.”

A quick read, but a really really great one! This story is dark and angsty, but full of so much hope. I can’t say much, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but this story was like pure magical fantasy. Girl goes through something horrific and then gains a mystery admirer you manages to help her through her ordeal. I mean swoon. And of course the reveal of the mystery person is absolute perfection. I’m really looking forward to getting Ava’s full story in the full length book. Definitely worth the read!


Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna


*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads


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My name is Adrianna. I’m a 27 year old wife, mommy, book lover, and librarian. I have a deep love for books and an unhealthy obsession with iced tea! I can quote almost any Disney movie, Belle is my favorite Disney princess, and I live for Harry Potter! I enjoy reading New Adult Romance above anything else. I have one beautiful baby boy named Jace and 5 cats and 1 dog who are basically my world (along with hubby of course)! And when I’m not reading I enjoy writing, puzzling, trivia, and long walks with the hubs, baby boy, and dog! Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy! ❤ Adrianna

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