Hey lovely readers!
Here’s a book review for you! Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC.
“Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.”
I just don’t know guys. Maybe I’m still sour from reading It Ends With Us (which I sort of hated). But this book was solidly OK. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
I loved the concept. Dual mother daughter story. Unexpected tragedy and now they have to pick up the pieces of their lives. I’m going to try not to give any spoilers or any hints, because the book really hinges on that one big event. Here’s what I did like.
Colleen is an excellent writer. She always makes you feel like you’re there with the characters. You experience everything right along with them. I loved that the main relationship of the book was mother daughter. A very different kind of love story. It’s the kind of story I feel does not get written enough. My mom is honestly my best friend, so this book definitely caught my attention. My favorite character though was Miller. He was the most honest and real character in the story. And I appreciated the hell out of him for keeping me interested.
Here’s what I didn’t like. I know tragedy struck and that can make people angry and lash out. But I hated the way mother and daughter treated each other. I hated the lies and the secrets. I just wanted them to talk to each other. Maybe because I have good communication with my mom I just couldn’t wrap my head around the disrespectful way they behaved.
Overall I did like the story and I’m so happy things turned out the way they did. Plus what Miller did in the end had my heart bursting with happiness. It was adorable! Honestly if you love Colleen, you’ll love this.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads