4-4.75 Slow Burn yet Beautiful Stars
First of all let me explain to 'me' THICK LOVE is not n easy light-hearted read, if your wanting an sugar coated hearts and flowers with wedding bells concluding in an HEA then walk away right now as your not going to get it here. Saying that let me explain that this is one EPIC LOVE STORY that touched my heart. Tougher loves, journeys such as this are the more worthy of reads, the ones you should take on, the ones that mean something, that touch our souls and really these are the EPIC reads, this is THAT. And Ransom deserves that story, he gets it here and he will get it in spades on book two. I just want you to understand the kind of LOVE your going to get here, RANSOM DESERVES AN EARTHSHATTERING STORY and boy are we getting it.
So what's it about?Ransom is an 18 year old young man with issues, he has a darker past full of self guilt that plagues him. Something happened to him and his first love which he just can't seem to walk away from. Therefore he swallows himself in self pity and doesn't know how to handle hurt, doesn't know how to move on, doesn't know how to step one foot in front of the other without carrying that baggage right alongside him. He doesn't know how to breathe himself, to let himself feel the pain even though he has love in his life he's numb to the kind of love he needs and exists on past hurts and letting himself swallow in that.
I wanted Ransom happy. It's all I wanted. I wanted him to smile, to laugh and mean it. I wanted to take that shade from his eyes. I wanted him to kiss me and not feel guilty for doing it.
Aly is a young lady that has followed Ransom for over a year, she is strong and kick ass IMO and so becomes loyal to him in time. Aly though is strong because she has had to learn to stand on her own two feet without the help of others and not had love in her life, so I suppose in time Ransom without his own knowledge teaches Aly to lean on others and to be part of a family unit.
My Thoughts and FeelingsLove makes the most of us crazy and although it can question our sanity and make us into idiots, I'd say those people who rebel against it most are usually the ones that fall HARDER. Such as people like Ransom and Aly Cat.
There becomes a realisation when you understand the true meaning of the name of the book and what it represents, how its so significant to them.
What I lovedI loved the family aspect of the story, I honestly thought that was a HUGE key to their romance and journey. I enjoyed the bond and building bridges between father and son, mother and son, parents and Ransom. How openly they fit Aly into their family unit, then openly showed her what love is.
The way Ransom romanced Aly in the small moments, the dancing the sensuality of the way they moved, the music. I ADORED that, that's probably just me but the small parts spoke louder in some ways than the BIG parts.
And how much Ransom has sooo much to give and FEEL;
He taught her how to smile
How to dance
How to sing
How to breathe
How to live.
THE EPILOGUELets discuss this and the talk about the epilogue. I came to this part after numerous discussions and chats with Allison. We completely and utterly thought we worked something out, then we wondering if we should read it, but I went ahead and did anyway. I was expecting a SHOCK, so whoa and behold my conclusion to that, yes it is a cliffy for sure. But and after I calmed down some I would completely say this is Ransoms story, this is not a hearts and flowers read. It didn't bother me in the end I can understand where the author is leading us TBH it didn't faze me that much. Except I will say that it's a set up for book two IMHO it's an epic journey, a love story, these two are still kids. They have a lot to learn, so once I thought about this I really am thinking that this is just a beginning for book two. Just know I have HIGH expectations for book two, BIG STEP LADDERS, HUGE MOUNTAINS HIGH I expect a GREAT EMOTIONAL READ so no pressure from moi lol. In the end Ransom does deserve an EPIC love story, this was definitely that. Think HFN and not HEA yettttt......
To be Continued....
I apologise for the digest, this has got to be one of the most difficult reviews I've had to do for a while. I hope you'll take the chance because honestly this author and the characters she's created are EXTRAORDINARY.
ARC gifted via As the pages turn in exchange for an honest review