Rating: Three Battered Women Shelters
Thoughts on Plot: This was a very intense and emotionally evoking book. It left me with deep contemplative thoughts. It also opened up wounds for me if I am being completely honest. I am inspired by the drive in Gianna. It’s what kept me reading the book to the very end.
Thoughts on the Characters: At first, I was very underwhelmed and disappointed in Gianna. She ignored all of the red flags and kept going. I get it though. I did the same thing. It’s easy to fall into Derek’s charms. He’s so full of passion and charm. His empathetic nature is amazing, as well. I would have liked to have seen more of Gianna’s best friend. She was referenced in places where I felt like she should have spotlighted.
Notable Points in Book: This book is loaded with violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. It contains many potential triggers in people who have suffered from any of those events. Read with caution.
Rating On Narrators: Sean Crisden 5 of 5 stars, Connor Crais, 5 of 5 Stars, and Sarah Puckett 5 of 5 Stars
Thoughts on the Audiobook: In my opinion, the audiobook added so much intensity to the story. Not that the book needed much more intensity, but they did great. I especially loved Ethan’s part. The narrator reminded me of Joe from You.
Suggestions for Author: None
Would I Recommend: Yes after being advised of all trigger warnings.