RATING: 3.5 STARS
Months ago, on June 8th, I stared at my reflection in my tiny bathroom mirror, thinking about how shitty that day was going to be. The anniversary of my parents’ death was like doomsday every year. If I had known that was the day I would meet the love of my life… again…I would have gone to work early and maybe taken more time doing my hair and makeup.
He poured into my life like the sunshine that followed him into the store that morning and I’ve been his ever since. I’ve been his the entire time, really, almost as if it was by design…like I was never even my own to give.
I’m not the type to believe in bullshit fairytales, but I do believe in what’s tangible. I believe in what I can see and touch, and what I have with my Big Man is real. It’s raw and so damn powerful that it took my miserable ass and shook me down to the frame, leaving me stripped and ready to rebuild. Four months ago, he came walking into my life and I had no idea what was ahead of me. Before Damon, I was alone in every sense of the word. We both went out on a limb to give our relationship a shot. Relationships were an unexplored frontier for me, but I was ready to map it out with Damon. Damaged or not, he was worth the risk. Given our respective histories filled with loss and disappointment, making a go of it was more difficult than I could have imagined.
Finally, the long awaited conclusion to Jo and Damon’s story! This is a short read, but this story is packed with angst, secrets, and many twists and turns. Accept Me picks up right where Restore Me left off. After the shocking revelation that Noni left us with in Restore Me, we finally get her side of the story and it is a heartbreaking one so grab your tissues! I was captivated by Noni’s story, and loved this woman for all that she had been through and survived. Noni and the other secondary characters really stood out in this book and added so much to the story.
As for the main characters, everything seems to be going great for Jo and Damon. They are definitely enjoying the “honeymoon” period of their relationship as they plan their future together; however, after Noni’s confession Jo is left with the burden of sharing Noni’s secret and hurting Damon or keeping it to herself. While Jo struggles with her secrets, Damon is off tending to his own secrets. When all comes to light, the two have to figure out if their relationship is strong enough to overcome these obstacles or if they will let the secrets tear them apart. Before they have a chance to figure it out life throws a couple curve balls that puts them both in danger.
Overall, a good conclusion to the series. My only issue was that the book itself felt rushed. So many things happened so quickly and were resolved at the same pace that I wasn’t always able to fully connect with the story.