I’m a little at a loss for words. This was definitely a story that made me feel so many things… disappointment, angry, loss. This book is unlike anything that I have read from Carrie or truly any thing that I have read in a long time. To see a character take such a drastic and dramatic turn in his life, from being on top of the world and having everything – to falling so hard and so fast and having nothing. It was stunning, thought provoking and on more than one occassion, Tucker absolutely broke my heart.
From golden boy to simply struggling to survive. And it was a hard thing to watch.
Charlotte has her own issues, her own insecurities. Her own thoughts and wishes kept quiet. Trying to live up to the image her overbearing bitch of a mother has set in place for her since childhood. She and Tucker had been neighbors as children. He never noticed her, but she always sees him. Always wanted him. And then one day, he noticed her. But he never had the guts to acknowledge her. He destroys her. But she can never let him go.
It seemed fate found a way to bring these two back together in a way neither one of them expected, giving them the second chance to heal old hurts, mend broken fences and experience love the way it was meant to be experienced – openly, joyfully and with complete abandon… knowing that reality would soon be at their doorstep. The magic and chemistry between Tucker and Charlotte didn’t dim because they had been apart. If anything time, distance and chaos only made their feelings deeper. Watching them rebuild their unstable relationship, it got very easy to root for them. But reality was ugly.
I’m still stunned at the ending. I’m still reeling from intensity of emotions. I feel like I rode the craziest rollercoaster and I’m still tilting. It was simply one of the most complex, sensual and emotional charged stories from one of the most talented authors that I am fortunate to know. If anything this story from Carrie shows that she is not afraid to go outside of her comfort zones to produce a book that bucks the trends. It’s gritty, honest and it hurts. It’s bold, brash and brave. Great job, Carrie. Truly great job.
5 Heartbreaking Kisses
We knew each other a lifetime ago. And then…
We lost childhoods. We lost opportunities. We lost love.
Fate is giving us another chance. But a chance at what?
Because even though we’ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstances…
We are still. So. Damn. Lost.
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