"God I wanted her. So bad. Not just to be her first, but her second, her third, her last. I've felt her heart calling to mine for years."
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5/5
Spice Rating: 5/10
Heroine: Kit (Kit-Kat)
Triggers: Death, Medical Condition, Mental Health
Style: Contemporary, Brothers Best Friend, High School Romance, Second Chance, Friends to Lovers
Oh god! This story was everything.
This was my first read from Rachel Leigh and was certainly not what I was expecting... she did not disappoint.
Firstly her writing style is magical, I loved the flow of the story - particularly in the beginning where we get the sense of a re-telling, it was done to perfection. Then there is the attention to detail and the way she is able to immerse you in the story, it was all done beautifully.
I loved the characters! I personally felt their unique trauma and loved how they progressed individually and together throughout the story. Ryker and Kit are just perfection, both multi-layered and fighting their own demons, but so much stronger for having each other. Plus I loved the secondary characters, especially Kaylee who brought such a fun energy to the story.
Without any spoilers (which will blow your mind... you will not see this one coming) this story is a powerful, emotional, heartbreaking, and beautiful read about love, life, and enjoying "all the little things".
Amazing job to Rachel Leigh on such a beautiful read!
"The little things aren't to be missed. Whether it's a moment in time, a memory etched in your mind, or a candy bar before bed. One day, they all become the big things."