“Grief is funny like that, you think you have it under control, tightly woven together, but if it wants, it will unravel you at any given moment. Breaking you in one way, but healing you in another.”
Disclaimer: I got sent this book by author for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Genre: Romance / New Adult
Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐
Published: 25th October, 2018.
Grace knows that the only way she can survive life, is to bury her past.
But nothing stays buried forever…
It’s been two years since she lost so much. Two years since she started a new life, in a new college, with a new group of friends. Two years, and now her troubles are rushing back.When Derek walks into Grace’s life, he makes her feel things she’d hoped never to feel again. The box she hid all her secrets in is opening, and Grace might not be able to keep it shut this time.
As each of her traumas resurfaces, Grace isn’t sure having Derek at her side is enough to save her. And if he’s not, Grace isn’t sure she’ll come out the other side fully intact.
You know when an author makes you fall in love with a story, rips your heart out, then put it back together at the end? That’s what happened to me with Saving Grace. Grace is this lovable character who feels everything deeply. Basically the story revolves around her; her past, her present and hints at her future. Her relationships, both friendship and romantic and I felt like I was really part of her life. It made getting into the book much easier.
The plot explores drug abuse, friendships, love and betrayal. Vi writes these themes in a way that it doesn’t glorify and romantacize the bad, and she doesn’t overdo the good. It’s basically a reprensentation of what is happening in the real world.
What I didn’t like: we have this character, Craig, who is manipulative and knowingly hurts the people around him and it is justified with “he had a rough life.” That frustrated me a lot. Also the fact that the plot twist wasn’t much of a twist, it felt unnecessary in the book. Grace being potrayed as the girl to carry the weight of the whole world on her shoulder irked me. I get the point was to show how brave she is, but being a bucket to everyone’s problem wasn’t the way to go. She deserved better.
“It’s always when you lose something that you realize you truly loved it.”
I finished the book in one sitting and I quite liked it. I recommend if you are looking for a steamy romance book that will break your heart and put it back together by the time you are through.
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