A forbidden romance.
A wounded Marine who thinks he’s beyond saving.
A girl who’s determined to prove him wrong.
Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.
While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker. Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker’s a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.
Yet Didi can’t help but be drawn to him, and though he’s strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.
As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn’t believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?
Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.
From Mila Gray, author of the bestselling romance Come Back To Me, comes a devastatingly beautiful, compelling and sexy story about the meaning of love and the heartbreak of loss.
What did I think? To sum it up: wild. This book was well and truly wild. I was torn between giving this book a high four stars, and this low rating of two. After talking it out with Emer , relaying all the moments of this book, I knew I couldn’t justify giving it a four.
Be warned, this review will contain spoilers.
– Didi is supposedly a trained psychology student about to go on to study her masters/PhD or whatever, but can’t pick up on the signs of someone committing suicide. Neither can any of the professionally trained workers of the institute either, even though they were pretty much spelt out in black and white
– The fact that after the funeral she catches her mother sleeping with a random man in another patients bedroom
– It wasn’t all “love fixes all” because it was stated in the beginning that the blindness wasn’t permanent, but it still had that wisp of “Didi came along and loved Walker and Walker then got his sight back”. So . . . love kind of does fix all I guess?? Even if Walker then realised even without Didi he needs to start opening up / healing / living his life (note that this enlightenment came at the funeral of the man who committed suicide)
– Disability was sometimes handled well. Just not enough to make me want to give this more than two stars.
– Also don’t say your characters are so smart / or so grumpy. Like they laid on that Walker was so rude and never talked to anyone EVER but he literally always did. Like okay. Sure. I believe you.
– Sometimes cute and awww but the more I reflect the more these issues that I had become an issue where I’m like !! wow !! not !! ok !!
So yep, two stars for this one.