This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.
I went into this one a little nervous about what to expect. I absolutely LOVE their Royals series and it’s truly hard to read other books by this author duo without comparing to it. This one sadly didn’t work for me. I found it to be very difficult to read and fairly predictable. This is not a peppy, happy book. It does have an amazing theme to it, which I can totally appreciate. But overall, I was disappointed.
This story follows a family and town as they deal with the lose of one of their own, Rachel. Rachel was killed in a car accident by Charlie Donnelly. Beth, Rachel’s sister and formally known as Lizzie, meets Charlie, aka Chase, at a party one night and they have instant chemistry. Eventually, Beth finds out who Chase really is but still has issues denying her feelings for him. I’ll stop there so I don’t get too much into the plot.
The characters in this one were absolutely dreadful. I strongly disliked 95% of them. I’m talking serious loathing on my end. I think that made the book that much harder to enjoy because you felt Beth and Chase’s emotions of being constantly judged, criticized, and weighed down. It wasn’t easy to process as a reader so I cannot imagine how the actual characters felt.
The theme for this book was there’s something good to be found in every single day. It may be the tiniest of things but it’s still something. These days it is extremely easy to get bogged down so I can appreciate this story telling us to just look for one small thing. Just one thing in each day to push you forward or to let you deal with all you are going through. For that, I loved the book. I just wish I enjoyed the overall story more.