Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018
an artist. She was his muse.
To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil’s spawn, a boy who never should
have been born. A monster.
To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts
and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates
before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.
Despite her family’s warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met
in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn’t.
Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.
Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.
But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of
choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those
mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.
NOTE: This is NOT a paranormal or a priest romance.
I just finished this book. And I don’t even know where to start with this review! This book grabbed me from the very first page! I’ve never read any of this author’s work. So I didn’t know what to expect. I absolutely loved the the way this book was written! She paints such a clear picture of everything in this book.
Evie hates her life at home. Her mother was a horrible person and her father picked and chooses his battles with her when it came to Evie. So he was there but not really. So Evie was really on her own. They lived in a super small town where town gossip was everyone’s favorite pass time. So it made doing anything in that town impossible without someone finding out and spinning it their own way.
It was also deeply religious. Everything you did… god was watching.
Poor Able never had a chance in that small town. He suffered the sins of his parents. (I was pretty shocked about their story) He was known as the monster baby.
And that’s how the town treated him from day one. Like a monster. But Evie didn’t see him like that at all. She saw a tall boy with dirty blonde hair looking at her. Always looking at her. And from the very first day they laid eyes on each other. They had this intense feelings towards each other.
“As I look down at him and his intense expression, I realize this is the big bang. This is how boys with golden hair and angry expressions crash into your life. This is how stars collide and worlds are made. This is how all the love stories start. Is this ours?
“W-we’re not just friends, are we?” He shakes his head. “No.”
You could feel that intensity of their love pouring out of the pages. How they couldn’t bare to be apart. How they made what little time they had together work for them until they see each other next time.
Their love I felt brought them together. But I also feel it was their love that hurt them too. It blinded them. And when the rose colored glasses came off. You could see all the little cracks in their relationship. The whole manic, chaotic mess of their relationship.
I couldn’t help but feel kinda sad about how things turned out for them… but mostly Evie. Choosing with her heart led her to where she is right now.
I don’t know… maybe it’s the mother in me. But I was kind of disappointed in the choices they both made. Not the running away part. But the career part. I can’t help but think Abel kinda sent her down that path. She was totally out of her element and Abel enabled her a bit. She was so sheltered and naïve in a lots of ways. They made their own world according to them. And I think that was sort of their downfall too. Abel called the shots. Evie just went with it. That was hard for me to read.
“We’ll be our own gods. You be mine and I’ll be yours.”
Yes… she was excited about it. And yes she wanted to explore it. But, I still think she was relying heavily on Abel when it came to it. It was super extreme and Evie being so sheltered I felt didn’t see the magnitude of her decision. She just saw love, she saw Able, she still wanted to please Able. He calmed the storm in her head… when she was struggling.
“That’s what I feel for him. He’s my purpose. My purpose to live, to love, to cherish. To give.”
That’s when I felt the shift in their relationship. That moment. They started off on the same level in their home town. But once they ran away and moved to New York… things started to change between them.
“I have a feeling that New York City has a place for everyone: the runaways, the misunderstood, the lovers, the strugglers, the drifters, the successful. In this city, our love will grow. This is our adventure now.”
It was the beginning of the end for them.
Their love started off so intense in the beginning chaotic in the middle…. kinda sad at the end. I felt they both had made mistakes. And when they finally realized it. They really had to find their selfs in order to get back to each other. They had to grow a little bit.
This was a good read. I’m glad I took a chance with this book. Im definitely going to check out this authors other books! And I’m super excited To read the next book coming out this Fall! Sky’s book!!
*ARC provided for an honest review*
of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World. Saffron is a big believer in love (obviously). She believes in happily ever
after, the butterflies and the tingling. But she also believes in edgy, rough
and gutsy kind of love. She believes in pushing the boundaries, darker
(sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.The kind of love she writes about is flawed just like her characters. And she
hopes by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as she does.
Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.
She is represented by Meire Dias of Bookcase Agency