There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full, comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-7 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
This book broke my heart a little, as Trish Doller gives the reader a heartbreaking and frank glimpse into the mind of a grieving soldier who’s having trouble fitting back into a life that no longer feels familiar or normal. From his PTSD, to his disillusionment and anger, to his guilt and despondency, to some incredibly poor decision making, to his attempts to move forward and his inability to leave the past behind, Travis is a very real, flawed and sympathetic character. His brokenness made me both hurt and hope for him – hope especially as spending time with Harper begins to push him towards dealing with his issues. It was an eye-opening story that gave me an even greater appreciation and understanding of the men and women in our armed forces. Overall, a tough emotional story of loss, grief and guilt, but also one of love, healing and forgiveness.
Ok this novella…words…I need words… Blew. My. Mind. I can’t tell you how extraordinary that is. Even in series that I love, it’s not typical for me to rate extra content 5 stars. I mean it happens *cough* Elixir *cough* but it’s rare. And for a standalone, contemporary novella to leave me speechless like this. Wow. Sophie and Carter are two terribly broken people who are amazingly strong but also vulnerable. The support they give each other is amazing. They can only truly be real with each other which adds a depth and dimension to both their relationship and their development as characters. I totally, completely and absolutely loved this story. Highly recommend it!