Before, Brynn had a group of best friends, a loving boyfriend, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And after…she had none.
When Brynn lost the boyfriend who never loved her, the friends who feel she betrayed their trust, and the new life just beginning to grow inside her, she believes her future is as empty as her body. But then Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of.
But can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?
This is a Young Adult title
When will this be published? March 4, 2014
Before I start with everything, I would like to thank Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for providing me a digital copy of this book.
I’ve been a huge fan of Nyrae Dawn ever since I’ve been introduced to her books. I loved every single one of them and it looks like this one is no exception.
So, let’s talk about Brynn. She is not someone I like. She wallows and loves self-pity parties. She is frustrating. There were some moments when I just wanted to pull my hair out in frustration, to just grab Brynn and yell, “What on earth are you doing! They are trying to help! Ugh.” And she was definitely annoying before.
But she is someone I think I can understand.
Not everyone is strong, and not everyone is fast to pick themselves up when they fall down. What’s important, in my opinion is the fact that one does manage get up.
I loved the fact that the sap was not overdone, and the romance was, in my opinion not all consuming. Christian was adorable, and I may have thought that his hair falling down his face looking “all so cute” did not deserve 10 or more mentions, but still. And once again, there was character development by the end. *sigh* That last little fact made me happy.
This one was honest, depressing, frustrating, hopeful… And yes, totally recommended.