If you’ve been hanging around here at New Adult Addiction over the last week, you know that Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo is now available. If you read Julie’s review yesterday, you know it rocks. (Make sure to check out her giveaway too.)
Just in case we haven’t convinced you to try out the Shattered Hearts series yet, today I bring you another review.
What I liked: I usually hate love triangles. Immensely. But sometimes they just work, and this was one of those times. I think the reason I didn’t get so irritated with it as I often do is because I could see the reasons behind it. Claire wasn’t flaky, or stupid or majorly indecisive. She was honest with both Adam and Chris, and that made a big difference. While I loved Adam in Relentless, he wasn’t my favorite character in Pieces of You, so I’m glad that by the end of Bring Me Home, I felt good about his character again.
I especially loved how the characters in this series sometimes make hard choices. They make REAL choices, and I think that is part of why it resonates so strongly with readers. While on one hand, it is easy to want to see people find a certain type of happiness, it is more rewarding to watch them journey and realize that just because you want something doesn’t make it right for you. Some of the choices are heartbreaking, and the emotions Claire had to deal with were palpably strong, and so utterly realistic that I cried through much of the book. But I love that in this case, happily ever after doesn’t necessarily getting everything you wanted, it means getting what is right for all involved, and maybe what you needed.
What I didn’t like: I struggle to find much that I didn’t like about this book. I relentlessly stalked Amazon waiting for it to be live, and I read it through in one sitting. There was one tiny revealation that sort of bugged me about Claire’s past, a detail someone kept from her, that I thought should have been told to her much sooner, because I feel like it would have helped her not carry around so much grief. But otherwise, this book was pretty much a perfect conclusion to an amazing series.
My Recommendation: Read it! Read it now! This is most definitely a FIVE STAR read.