From the moment I saw this cover I was intrigued. It’s STUNNING. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!
Then I got it, and all I can say is wow! I am pumped from reading Rise, I happen to love EVERY SINGLE thing about it. And it’s a DEBUT! Like holy crap, if this is how Dylan starts her writing career I cannot wait to see how she builds on it.
Rise was brilliant. The story progressed in a really stunning way, I felt the pull between Addie & Simon almost instantly.
It was beautiful adventure through Addie’s loss, family pain and the control she’d sought from the moment everything went wrong. My heart broke for her in her periods of loneliness and while I can’t say I always connected to her I did UNDERSTAND her. I got her need for control and her need for making herself better.
Simon, was just GAH *cue heart eyes*! Despite being clouded by his own past and heartache, his passion and intensity definitely made me swoon. His personal strength shone bright. He was perfect.
Together, I got them, felt their connection and loved every single moment shared.
Rise, from start to finish, had me hooked. It excited me, it made me FEEL and love.
5 imperfectly beautiful stars.
As a little girl, I saw my father destroy the family he claimed to love. I watched my mother waste her life dreaming of a man who left her without a second glance.
As a woman, I don’t dream, I work. I don’t fall in love, I focus. I would never let anything as frivolous as love distract me.
Until I meet Simon. A gorgeous, brilliant young architect with dark eyes, a sweet smile, and a dirty, dirty mouth. He sets me on fire, and suddenly all I can do is dream…of his hands, his lips, his body. Of a heart good enough and a love strong enough to make me believe in happily ever after.
But Simon has secrets that are even deeper than mine. Will our pasts destroy everything we’ve worked for? Or will we find the courage to rise to the challenge and fight for the love we share?