Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Pages: 376
on February 1, 2020
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WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance.
The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world--until they destroyed me.
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer?
Knox, the scarred quarterback.Dane, his twin brother.Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . .
Dear Ava,Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.Wait. That's stupid.What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL.
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 smell of your hair.
And then everything fell apart the night of the kegger.
Don't hate me because I'm a Shark.I just want to make you mine.Still.

Mature Content. Recommended for 18+.
A short excerpt of Dear Ava appeared in Team Player 2. (No longer available) This all-new, full-length version is 376 pages and 100,000 words.

Also by this author: Boyfriend Bargain

Phoenix ⭐️

I had this on my TBR long before it was published. Then, i read some negative reviews and decided it might not be my cup of tea, so I deleted it from my list. Lucky me, I already had it on my Kindle, so thinking I won’t even like it and I needed to read something before falling asleep, I opened it and guess what! I loved it!. I couldn’t put it down.

Yes, it was indeed some painful triggers, like sexual assault, rape, drugs and mental illnesses, orphans and high school bullies. But if you give it a chance, you’ll find the strongest YA heroine, the funniest, the smartest, the sharpest – THE BEST! I simply adored her.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

You’ll also fall in love with the hero, Fort Knox. He might be closed off as fortress, but once the bricks of his wall start falling down one by one, you’ll get one hell of a guy. The alpha protector, the loving, the determined, the patient, the silent man who took my breath away.

“Why did Hades fall for Persephone?”

I found it easy to get pass all those triggers, just because the heroine did it first. Her strength inspired me and taught me a lesson in what it truly means to dust yourself off, raise your head up high and remember what’s important.

“It takes a phoenix to rise from the ashes. I guess he thinks you are one.”

In the end, I would simply advise you to give it a chance! Look pass the drama and find the beauty in the story, in the way Ilsa Madden-Mills created these characters and managed to tell such a painfully beautiful story. Don’t take people’s opinions and make them your own. No! Read it and decide for yourself. Paint your own picture.