“Stay away from him,” people said.
It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.
But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.
Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
Let me just come clean here.
I picked up this book mostly because of the cover. I might have a thing for guys with well groomed beards. Maybe. And it was not just the cover model. I felt that this cover was really subtle but it had a really great impact, as far as reflecting the feel of the book goes.
With that out of the way.... back to the review.
There is a certain sense of appeal that comes with reading about broken characters and reading about their journey to get better. This is the basic premise of the book, and it absolutely delivers on that. There were a few moments that seemed a bit off for me. But there are a few gorgeous moments in there too that totally melted my heart.
The characters and the writing style were not my favorite. With a little more fine tuning this book could have been so much more.
This book had little bit of everything. I will say I did not tear up as much as I thought I would, but I did cry a little bit towards the end.
Overall, I quite enjoyed this book.