5++ "I love you enough" Stars
I discovered Susan Fanetti less than a year ago through the rave reviews from TeriLyn and Irene and dove right into the Signal Bend series. Once I met Isaac and Lilli, there was no turning back for me. Ms. Fanetti is one of my top five favourite authors. I struggle to describe what her writing, characters and stories do to me…ACK, writing is my profession (I write speeches, articles, press releases, etc.,) so you'd think this would be easy yet, here I am speechless to bring to life her brilliance.
So, I’m borrowing the words of another…I took a quote from a book that I love to help explain the depth of spirit, bond and emotion that Ms. Fanetti’s books evoke in me.
“Every book…has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
This story was deeply moving, fierce and brilliant!!
For me, the characters are always so special, real and original. They're rich with personality, layers of light and dark, right and wrong and strong in conviction, in force, in love, in most ways imaginable. This author knows how to create kickass heroines; strong, smart, resilient women who leave their mark. Sidonie Tuladhar is no different. While she may be slight and look fragile, this girl is full of fire and fight.
“Love me. Trust me. Trust what you know of me. That’s who I am.”
And then there is Muse, once a Nomad and now a soldier in the SoCal Night Horde. This man is caring and gentle yet fierce and demanding. He's comfortable with who he is and doesn't bullshit. In fact, most of Ms. Fanetti's men are contradictions but then again, in RL, isn’t that what most men are? I mean that in the best way possible.
My favourite part/quote:
“I’m falling here. Please don’t be an asshole.” His heart stilled, then restarted with a thump.
“You think I would be?”
“I don’t know. Please don’t be. Be honest and don’t play me. Respect me. That’s all I need.”
“That’s the only way I know how to be."