“Sometimes we have to break so we can recreate a stronger version of ourselves.” – 3.5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: lucky charms, tiny bikinis, superheroes, nude models, hockey players, tutors, college dorms, puck bunnies, art classes and a lot of bird flipping.
I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me.
I never loved you.
I turned my words into swords.
And I cut her down. Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.
I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.
Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.
Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.
I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again.
But I don’t want to save her anymore.
I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.
A standalone angsty new adult romance.
Heroine: Lavender Waters (Alex and Violet Waters’ youngest daughter, PUCKED and FOREVER PUCKED couple origin, Pucked Series )
Hero: Kodiak (Kody) Bowman (Rook and Lainey Bowman’s son, A LIE FOR A LIE couple origin, All In Series)
I was in the mood for a nice new adult romance, and this was the first book I thought of picking up. It was an okay story, but definitely not my favorite.
The characters were okay, but a bit too immature for my own taste. One thing I thought about Lavender (by the way, that’s a cool name) is that she wasn’t just another typical main lead. She was surprisingly strong. You definitely get to watch her grow, coming from a place of insecurities and anxiety to a place where she became very sure about herself. With that said, she had a lot of flaws too. She was immature and she made stupid decisions without thinking about the consequences. Kody was more of a typical NA main lead. He was a bit too overprotective and a caveman sometimes, but he was… okay.
The romance was good and the characters had chemistry, but there was something off about this romance that I couldn’t put my finger on. Maybe it’s because I feel like the interactions were limited, and they didn’t spend a lot of time together. There was a lot of inner monologue and sex scenes (mostly solo), but there was not a lot of interaction between them, so I guess there is where the romance failed for me. Also, what kept them apart wasn’t even that bad, so the motive ended up being very silly and all that drama (and the plot basis) felt unnecessary.
One thing that got me confused was the amount of people this book had. My lord, it was hard to keep up with all the siblings and cousins when the book started. This book is marketed as a standalone, but apparently this is a book related to an already existing series that I didn’t know. Maybe I’ll pick it up one day? I don’t know yet.
I was entertained, so that’s what really matters to me. Not a perfect book, but it was okay for what it was!