Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Author: Krystal George
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis: Military life wasn't for her.
After watching her mother suffer in silence her whole life, Emma Malone has vowed that she won't make the same mistakes. She was going to leave for college and never look back.
However, living on a military installation makes avoiding soldiers next to impossible. So when Cole Baker walks into her life and plants his feet firmly inside of it, her whole world gets turned upside down and his smile blows her plans out the window.
Sparks fly and romance ignites during a summer filled with love and acceptance, but Cole has a secret that could destroy the entire foundation of their trust and remind Emma why she took her vow in the first place.
Follow both Emma and Cole along with a few of their friends on a journey of love, friendship, forgiveness, and goodbyes in a time of war in a situation beyond anyone's control.
My review: Oh my word! So many feelings and emotions with this one! The characters felt real with their problems. Emma's relationship with her parents makes sense and as did everyone else's. When I began, I basically figured we would get heart breaking back stories and bright looking futures. Boy, was I wrong about the futures part! Not everyone got a happy ending and some took longer to find happiness.
Though I will admit the constant changing POVs was hard to get used to at first. But once I got used to it, I was able to read through it smoothly.
We also learn from early on that Emma doesn't like her father, but by the end she does. We didn't get to see her patch up that bridge or see how her father changed. That was something I really wanted to see, but didn't.
Emma as a character was enjoyable. I really liked being in her head and seeing the progression of her thoughts. I really did like Maggie and Cole too, till the unfortunate incident at Maggie's house.
All in all, despite the minor mishaps, the book was enjoyable and I loved the ride and all the plot twists it gave. Which I did not expect any of those twists!
*I have received a copy for free in exchange for an honest review.