Some stories are a fairytale...but this isn't one.
Caelan Gregory’s life fell apart the night he went home and opened the door to find his whole family murdered. Since then, his life has held no meaning. He’s angry. He’s bitter. He’s barely human anymore. There’s nothing left to remind him of the straight A student, and football quarterback he once was…but he wasn’t a good person then, and he’s certainly not a good person now. He’s retreated into a world where all that exists is numbness and his passion for painting.
When Sutton Hale moves into the apartment across the hall from Caelan she’s not prepared for her reaction to him. Something in his broken blue eyes calls to her—after all she’s always had an irrational need to fix everything.
But Caelan doesn’t do relationships or feelings. He does drugs and alcohol. However, he can’t ignore his desire to get to know the raven-haired woman across the hall.
Two broken souls trying to mend one another.
But not everything can be fixed.
In the end, Caelan and Sutton will have to learn that there is beauty in the ashes.
This book was so good!! I became very emotionally invested... but I was NOT prepared for that twist!! Everything changed all of a sudden and I was so surprised!! Overall it was a well written book and so worth all the tears shed!!
This book destroyed me! Oh my god, I was not prepared for how emotionally invested I would become in the characters and the story but jeeeeezuus did I ever. Micalea Smeltzer is a very talented writer. I read one other book before this - unraveling - and she has a wonderful talent for really getting you to invest in the characters and strongly indentify with them. BUT IT WAS TOO MUCH WITH THIS ONE! Mostly it was because the first half of the book is laid out so carefully and beautifuly and really takes it time but then by the last to final act its like an entirely different book! I just really wished that the story and characters hadnt done such a 360 degree change. I know what our author was trying to convey and the story she was trying to tell but at the same time I didnt feel like the final act flowed and did the majority of the book justice. But I literally havent been this heartbroken since I read Nicholas Sparkes A walk to remember. Literally took me days to come back from that story. So even though I am forever scarred by the ending to this almost perfect novel I do applaud the attempt thoroughly 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
But BEWARE, if you dont want to cry and be heartbroken than I suggest going for an Abbi Glines novel! Way more lighthearted 🤣
If you have ever experienced a hardship in your life (which come on who hasn’t?) then this book is for you. If you’ve ever went through a heart break, a loss, and or a traumatic experience this book is for you. Or if you just need a really good read this is the book. I wasn’t sure at first if I’d care for this book but I’ve come to love it. It is a story with pain, loss, heartbreak and turmoil. But it’s also a beautiful, healing, inspiring, and lovable novel. Take the chance on this one and just read it.