I always get a wonderful feeling when it’s the release day for one of my favorite authors. It’s a feeling like no other when you really understand how much work was put into writing a story and the toll it took on the author as well. It makes that experience so much more personal than just hearing about a random new release.
I mentioned this book not too long ago in a post titled “A Different Kind of Rock Star Romance“. While this family and their experiences revolve around the rock star / wealthy life style, it’s more a story of people, love and the challenges that people face in who they love.
Kyler and Mia are the musically talented children of a well-known producer in the music industry. Their whole lives have revolved around music and it has shaped a big part of who they are. While also trying to find pieces of privacy in their overwhelming world.
Now let’s introduce the modest, sweet and endearing 12 year old girl Leighton. Her mother is a manic-depressive disaster and has barely managed to scrape by at luring men into her life to care for her and her daughter. But one bright idea and a rich family later, Leighton and her mother are now living with Kyler, Mia and their father.
Mia and Leighton develop a strong sisterly bond that plays a huge role in helping Leighton develop her confidence and continue reaching for the things she wants to achieve in her life. While Kyler is the emotional and supportive rock for her. Their bond develops immediately and they are not only family but friends.
Leighton has constantly struggled with her self confidence, her personal drive and even being able to have experiences of her own. All because her mother has held her back. I’ve lived that experience where your mother tries their hardest, but they are always unhappy and you get to be the one blamed for all the bad things that happen in their life. Some manage to find a way through that darkness and others just never do.
The relationships and experiences Leighton has for the few years she is with the Bishop family change her forever. She learns that she is worthy and that she can do something with her life, but life just keeps throwing obstacles at her. As an adult she returns as the non-sister to the family and works on establishing those relationships with those she had considered a brother and a sister for a long time.
The newly found physical attraction between Kyler and Leighton makes them both uncomfortable and scared to cross those boundaries. This is a story about finding real love, even when people might challenge your choices or disapprove of them. It’s about knowing who you are and fighting for what matters to you. Living your life even when it feels impossible to move forward.
True to Celeste’s style, this angsty story focuses on the dynamics between people; regardless of whether someone is your blood relative or a supportive friend, finding and keeping people in your life that help you live your life to the fullest. These are the elements that Celeste always includes in her stories and this one is a testament to her writing ability.
You’ll enjoy the story and the heart felt emotion that pulls you through every page like a new breath of air. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an emotional read or one that challenges you to live a fuller life after having had some difficult experiences.
About B. Celeste
B. Celeste’s obsession with all things forbidden and taboo enabled her to pave a path into a new world of raw, real, emotional romance.
Her debut novel is The Truth about Heartbreak.
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