This is such an amazing book, I don’t know why I didn’t read it sooner. I’ve had it sitting in my Kindle library for half a year and never got around to it. I would always see it and be intrigued by the title, but would always skip right over it. But, I am so glad that this book got me out of my funk. I really didn’t think it was going to though, and I actually contemplated stop reading it after the first chapter because it’s so different from what I normally read.
It has a sci-fi feel to it at the beginning and I’m definitely not used to that. I’ve been into romance novels for the last year and this would’ve thrown off my streak. But, as it turns out, it’s much like the romance novels that I love, just with a deeper love between two characters. Two people who are destined to be together, they just have to take the right paths to get there. My first initial thought while reading the first two chapters is “this is weird” but, then as I got more into it, it became less strange and definitely more interesting. There is a lot of details to take in and you have to pay attention, but I love that in books. The entire time I was invested in it. I couldn’t put it down, and I didn’t want it to end.
Helena and Della are best friends. Helena is dating Neil and Della is dating Kit. Neil cheats on Helena and gets a girl pregnant. Now she is the third wheel in Della and Kit’s relationship. The thing is though… Helena likes Kit. The more time she spends with them, the more she likes him and can’t get him out of her head. She’s dreamed about him and has seen things in her dream that makes her want him more, it consumes her. It seems that Kit likes her as well. Maybe he’s just being friendly, but she’s sure the way he looks at her, there is something there.
Like I mentioned before, a lot happens in this book. So much, that I don’t want to spoil anything, so this is going to be a very vague review. Just know that feelings get hurt, people get hurt, great things happen and decisions get made. There were times when the story was going in a way that I did not want and other times when I was rooting so loud, I scared my dog. This novel is so well written. All of the characters have such unique, dynamic personalities. The dialog between characters and the inner dialog of the main character, Helena, is so realistic from a twenty-something year-old’s point of view, I felt like I was one of them. I was their friend tagging along for the wild ride of their lives.
With a little mystery and suspense added into the mix, I am so happy with this romance novel. I can’t wait to read other books by this author. Being the best friend of my favourite author, Colleen Hoover, I should have been reading her a long time ago. Even though the characters in this book are over twenty-one years old, I feel this could be read by a young adult person. If they are mature enough to read through a lot of swearing and sexual frustration, it could be recommended to them. There isn’t really sex in this book, which is also a strange change of pace from the typical romance novels that I read.