I haven't felt my heart hurt in this way in a long time.
It is always a potential that with a Tijan novel I am going to get so invested in it that I am going to form THAT connection with the characters. The kind of connection that has you feeling everything the characters are feeling.
Yeah, this book does that. Gosh, did I hurt while reading it.
And then I began to heal. I healed with Mac.
And then I got to the end fo the book and I still am not processing it. I feel like I need to re-read the entire thing because Tijan just has that way of throwing you a one liner that changes everything you thought that you perceived.
The book was brilliant and full of hurt and healing and truly growing. A book about coming to terms with losing half of yourself, and living your life without that half. Of truly living like you never did in the past and dealing with the fallouts of it.
All the recommendations. Fall in love for the first time. Live in the light. Live without fear.
I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.
I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should've left...
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.
I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.
The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could've stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.
Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.