I had a simple life.
I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again, but I had to be honest. It wasn’t a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted and that craving hadn’t been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer.
It was him.
The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him too.
Published March 2nd 2015
I’ve been seeing Tijan’s name pop up on my feed for awhile and finally decided that I needed to check her out and see what the buzz was all about and from the first page I was hooked. There is something about her writing style and flow of it that is easy to read, but though I was hooked I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would.
Luke and Brielle, I liked in general, but they didn’t move me all that much. I thought that their backstory was well done and there was no doubt that they’d been in love with each other even before they truly understood what that meant. The catalyst for them not speaking for three years and the reason behind it I can agree with, I mean Brielle, despite her upbringing, was a teenager. But it was the lack of them actually working anything out in the book that has my feelings towards them somewhat mediocre. As Dustin pointed out they “Dance around each other.” a lot. It felt like having a one/two syllable conversation with someone. They never get to the heart of the matter with each other. There are a ton of internal conversations so there is no question how they feel about each other, but I’d have liked a little bit more actual conversations between the two.
Then there is the Emerson issue. He was an ass throughout most of the book, and I got why, but I felt that his story was more important than Luke and Brielle’s. There is nothing wrong with that, but he always seemed to take over the scenes that he was in and dealing with him tended to take over everyone’s lives.
Overall I liked this one. While I may not have loved Luke and Brielle, I did really like Dustin and Elijah, Braden tended to be a little too excitable for me. The writing was good and flowed well, so I’ll definitely pick up another one of Tijan’s books in the future.
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