Published by Self-Published on December 5, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
I received this book for free from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Gabriella Mason is damaged.
Teller Reddy is wrecked.
Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.
In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.
Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built. Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.
“This is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide.”
First of all… the cover! Wowzers! I love! The girl can do no wrong with book covers. I can stare at every single one.
The second thing this girl knows how to do is take everything you know about love, destroy it, and make you like it… make you crave it.
I’ve read all of Mary Elizabeth’s books and this one is up their with my all-time favorite, The Innocents. The writing is very similar to Dusty. It has that bouncy, flowy, rhythm that pulls you in like an addiction. I could just feel this book in my veins. It reminded me very much of Dusty. Not that it was the same story, or a replica, but something about it took me back to that world and feelings and I loved it. In fact, I knew I loved this book at the 2% mark give or take. It’s one of those books you imediately want to devour from the first page, but at the same time, it’s so uncomfortable and intense that you want to hide it away in the freezer like Joey did with “It” on Friends. My anxiety was high throughout because (ugh!) the angst! Definitely off the charts!
Though, if there were one thing that could relieve that anxiety it would be Teller. He’s the ultimate book boyfriend. He’s basically bad at everything except for loving Ella, but when a love is that fierce it cancels out all the flaws.
I 100% recommend you read this book NOW. It’s amazing, unique, and will leave you with paper cuts from flipping the pages so fast.. or kindle burn.. is that a thing? Well, whatever it is you will feel it in one way or another before it’s over.
Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.
Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.
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