My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book. Wow, this book was amazing. It was one of my favorite books I've read so far in 2013. I know I'm a little bit behind on reading and reviewing it, but I was almost scared to pick it up after all the hype. However, I am hoping to get an ARC of book 2 in the series, so I knew I had to read this first.
This book put me through the emotional wringer. I was sad, angry, happy, scared, overjoyed, depressed - you name it, I felt it. The main characters of Kacey and Trent were so real to me. The job that K.A. Tucker did of building their relationship slowly and making me care about them was superb. The dynamic that they had of Kacey being damaged, and Trent trying to take down her walls one stone at a time while also trying to piece her back together was heart-wrenching.
"I don't hate you. I could never hate you. Give me your heart, Kacey. I'll take everything that comes with it."And the cast of supporting characters was ridiculous! Ridiculously good! I loved them all: Livie, Storm, Mia, Ben, Caine, Nate, Dan. The little world that was created in this book was so detailed and so developed that I felt like I was one of the neighbors in their little apartment complex.
I loved how strong Kacey was, especially after everything she has been through. Yet when she finally lets Trent in, she shows a very vulnerable side. And Trent fills the role of "perfect fantasy guy" perfectly.
"I'll make you whole again, Kacey. I promise you, I will."I was also captivated by the friendship that developed between Kacey and Storm. It was allowed to flourish in a very natural way to where I could feel how much they cared about each other. The scene in the club when Storm is in danger was one of the best scenes in the book, for me.
I can also say that even though I was able to figure out what big, huge twist was coming in the story, my stomach was still in knots just waiting for it. I think it all played out beautifully, and just the way I wanted. I've read some reviews that complain about the unbelievability of the ending, but to me it made sense. There was time to heal and move on, and to just breathe.......