(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I felt that there was a lot going on in this book – in a good way, rather than a bad one. I appreciated the fact that the author showed a bit of the character who passes away first – it’s always good to know who people are talking about when a tragedy happens, rather than just having a name and gender.
Alexis and Ryder were interesting characters (though the author did employ the ‘dual-first-person perspective’ style that I have a strong dislike for). They had true chemistry and although the language was a bit crude at times (I have never yet found a word for a man’s male part that doesn’t make me giggle or cringe), I found the descriptions to work really well.
Although a lot of the book was devoted to the romance (and sex scenes), I did think there was enough of a plot to keep my interest throughout. I did lose a bit of my sympathy for Ryder’s Mom as the book went on, I have to say. And Leah came across as a thoroughly unlikable character.
I did like Shelby and Ty’s relationship. I would have liked to see a bit more of that and see more of them generally.
Despite my dislike of dual first-person perspectives, it was interesting to see the fights from both of the main characters’ points of view. As I got towards the end of the book, the tension ratcheted up instead of decreasing and subsequently, I wound up reading faster because I wanted to see what would happen next.
I’d definitely be interested in reading more books by this author in the future. This might be a graphic romance, but it’s a well-written one with two main characters I was able to care about.