Love, Always by Yessi Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Cranky Stars!
This review may contain spoilers.
Dee finally feels like she had her life figured out after growing up with absentee parents. She is in love with Josh, a band member of Wasted Circle, pregnant, and planning her wedding when tragedy strikes. Josh's band is just about to go on their first tour and planning his future with Dee.
During the first big Wasted Circle concert on the beach, the stage collapsed and Dee is left alone. This book is emotionally gripping right from the start. Things are real, so if you’re looking for a sweet romance this isn’t the right book for you. If you’re looking for a book that deals with death, life, grief, salvation, and finding yourself and undying love then you found it.
Dee is drowning in her despair over losing Josh. Unable to watch any longer, Josh's best friend and band mate Adam steps in to help Dee deal with her loss and the upcoming birth of their baby. Adam has loved Dee for almost as long as Josh and he stands by her side. Even when his desires for Dee are growing, he remains patient, supportive, and never falters.
How do you deal with falling more in love with your best friends girl and not feel like you are betraying him when he is gone. Adam does and refuses to give up on Dee even after she checks herself into a psychiatric ward and he is left to father Josh and Dee's baby.
Dee is trying to deal with her grief, parents that were more interested in their lives than raising a daughter and focuses on herself and doesn't think of what Adam may need, not realizing he has his limits. Will they be able to overcome the past and issues?
This isn't the first book I've read by this author and it will not be my last. She doesn't sugar coat tragedy and takes you on an emotional ride right from the beginning. There is also great supporting characters that just add to the realistic aspect of this book.
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