Author: Amber L. Johnson
Series: Stand Alone
Published: June 29, 2014 (Self Published)
My Rating: 5 Stars
When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional.
Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special.
Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating.
Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And she’s not sure if she’s ready to find out.
When he walks through the corridor of her school the first day of her senior year, she knows that it’s time to get to know the real Colton Neely. The more she learns, the deeper she falls.
Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart.
Oh my goodness this story was so darn amazing. So touching and emotional and so well done.
It is real and a bit raw and everything I look for and love in a good story.
Honest to a fault and so darn endearing and sweet. It just about broke my heart in it's simplicity that wasn't simplicity at all.
A story about a girl's journey to love the boy she couldn't help love and the boy who would change her view on life and love forever. A fairy that that wasn't a fairy tale at all.
So much packed into a short little read that will not feel short at all. Instead the words, the story, will steal into your heart and very soul. It will make you feel and think and even love.
I loved this story and that is all you really need to know.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Sounds emotional! It's great when even short little stories can tug at your heart like thatReplyDelete
This was seriously fabulous and so well written.Delete
I absolutely adore the cover. It looks so beautiful and well-done - I feel like it reaches out to me somewhat! And your enthusiastic insight only fuels my need for it more. I love a raw and emotional book that teaches not only the heroine but the reader too a few things about life. Sometimes a book needs to remind us what's truly important!ReplyDelete
Faye at The Social Potato
Oh gosh Faye, you have to read this!Delete
It's so great to have an intense story like that! I didn't know about it but thank you for the discovery!ReplyDelete
You will love it Melliane!Delete
lovely review, sound like a great book :DReplyDelete
It is, everyone needs to read this one.Delete
I love refreshingly honest characters. I have to read my copy soon!ReplyDelete
Read this Joy!Delete
I've heard so much about this book, Ali. That's it! I've decided I need to meet these beautiful sounding characters. It sounds really emotional too.ReplyDelete
Lovely review, Ali!
Oh my goodness Nick I am so excited, read this today!!Delete
Wow, this sounds amazing Ali! How is this the first I'm seeing of it? BLOGGER FAIL. Love the cover too, it reminds me a bit of INK with the watercolor. So pretty:)ReplyDelete
Yes, that is exactly what it is suppose to like. ;)Delete
Read this Jenny, seriously you are going to love it!
Yay, I can *feel* your *feels* for this amazing sounding book! It sounds very touching and real. So glad you enjoyed Puddle Jumping :)ReplyDelete
Yay and thanks Kim!Delete
Wow Kindlemom a rare 5 stars Love your review.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Debbie!Delete
I just adore this cover, I don't think I've seen it before, and the story sounds so incredibly moving.ReplyDelete
Wonderful heartfelt review, Ali!
WOW! I don't think I'd even heard of this one but what a beautiful review. I'll have to look it up!ReplyDelete
Read it Candace, I just know you will love it.Delete
I'm sold. This sounds like an incredible read and one that hasn't been on my radar before. I definiely need a refreshing change in YA. Brilliant review. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Emma and I am so excited you are going to give this a chance.Delete
I love a book like this ..one that gives you all the feels, and captures the heart and heartache of love. The cover is pretty.ReplyDelete
You would love this Kim, you should read it. ;)Delete
Oh my gosh - this sounds absolutely amazing! <3 Emotional, sweet and romantic? I'm totally in! Thanks for sharing, and, as always, fabulous review! <3ReplyDelete
~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf
Thanks so much Zoe and I am so happy you are willing to give this a chance as well.Delete
I just want to go and buy everyone in your comments a copy of this book. :)ReplyDelete
I know! I feel the same way because they all need to read it!Delete
A rave that this needs a tweet or two. So I'm tweeting. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from Shout with Emaginette
Aww thanks Anna!Delete
Wow this sounds fantastic! 5 stars from you means I definitely need to get myself a copy!ReplyDelete
You do and it is only $.99 so it is a steal!Delete
Wait, how short is short? I seem to be in the light contemporary streak lately and I like the sound of this one. Thanks for the recommendation!ReplyDelete
Just under 200 pages if I am remembering right.Delete
aw wow, I seen this one around but never looked too closely. sounds like a lovely read.ReplyDelete
It really is.Delete
YAY!! I am so so happy you loved it as well. I think this story has been one of the best I've read this year. Can't wait to read more from Amber Johnson :)ReplyDelete
I agree! I want to read anything and everything she writes now!Delete
This one is new to me and 5 stars, okay I'm totally convinced. I am going to have to get this one.ReplyDelete
Yay! You need to read this Ellen!Delete
I am so happy that you loved this book too. About it being simple on the outside, but actually dealing with serious topic - I agree with you. I only wish that it was a bit longer because it felt a little rushed in the end.ReplyDelete
You should read Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters.
Thanks for the recommendation Glass, I will check it out. :)Delete