*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
This was a perfect ‘never judge a book by its cover’ example. I thought this was going to be a fluffy read but… WRONG! This story tackled a grave topic that nobody should ever go through but, unfortunately, it’s a real problem in the world. This story was alternatively told in past and present events. This book was so emotionally heavy, I felt the weight of it on my chest since the first word until the last.
My heart went out to Beers so much that it hurt. It was torture not being able tor each into the book and pull her out into safety. It was hard to witness the damage a sole person could make to an entire being. I felt suffocated as a reader; I don’t want to imagine how suffocated it must feel to actually got through such tragedy. Her internal and external struggle was as raw and believable as the aftermath of going through such traumatic events.
Lindsey has a knack for creating the worst guys imaginable. The scary part is that variations of these men actually exist and even though I’m lucky enough to never have met them, other people aren’t so lucky.
But, as good as she is at creating bad guys, she also created an amazing guy to balance out or main character. Linc Briggs. Oh, this man is just adorable!! He made my heart swell and I was proud that he’s a part of Beers life. I could literally FEEL the love and affection he had for Beers. It washed over me every time he spoke and it was pretty intense.
Beers is a character to respect and admire. She is surrounded by amazing people that support her and love. She is far from perfect but she also isn’t a quitter. This book was empowering while at the same time, heart-breaking. Every woman should read this book at least once in their lifetime. This book teaches the reader about the power and necessity of self-love and self-worth.