on March 27, 2018
Also by this author: Rule, Justified, Unforgiven
It was hate at first sight...
I hated Cable James McCaffrey.
He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.
He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.
He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.
Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.
I was obsessed with Affton Reed.
She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.
She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.
I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.
In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.
The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.
WOW! What a ride!
It was all about emotions and feelings. I don’t think i have ever read a book like that before. I felt like i was inside the characters’ minds and hearts.
They save each other and it’s amazing. I loved how it was “based on a true story”, meaning that Cable (the hero) was actually Jay Crownover’s first love.
I hesitated a little bit on giving it 4*, because of the epilogue.
BE AWARE OF A MAJOR SPOILER coming your way.
View Spoiler »There’s a introduction where the author tells her story with the real Caleb. She says the book is fiction and I got that. My problem was with Caleb, who wasn’t actually recovered. In the book, there’s still mention of alcohol and some weed. So i thought: Why the name of the book then? « Hide Spoiler
But it’s such a small part, in the end I decided it doesn’t matter. I loved everything else about the book.
“It was always good, always breath-stealing and mind-melting”.
PS: it’s only 1$ on Amazon, so go ahead and buy it. Trust me, it’s worth much more than that. 🙂