If the truth sets one free, why does Lily Jacobs feel so trapped?
She's learned doing the right thing isn't always best and now she is living the consequences of her greatest sacrifice. Every day since Grayson Lee left is one she wishes he hadn't. Years have gone by since their friendship turned to more and then was eradicated by Lily alone; enough time for their young love to fade. Only it hasn't, not for Lily.
Now he is back and seeing him is devastating to her at the same time it is rapture. She tries to accept that they cannot be together, but everything inside her shouts that they should be; that they only fit with each other. And so she has to accept the greatest truth of all: She loves him still. She loves him enough not to let him go this time.
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Layered with too much doubt. Solid 3 is the best I can offer.
I struggled with my patience and my emotions with this story. It was hard to rate this one because while I'm not a fan of second chance stories layered with doubt I do love Lindy's work.
I tried to remain indifferent towards the idea of Grayson and Lily getting back together for my sanity but Lindy kept tethering them.
There was a lot of intensity to Grayson and Lily. Too much tension was felt as a reader. I struggled to read this because it broke my heart at how confused these two were. Both afraid to say what was really on their minds. Both so determined to move forward without understanding what even happened.
Lily's internal turmoil at trying to figure out what she wanted was challenging to read. I tried to read between the lines and understand the situation myself.
It was difficult to read a story filled with heartache. These two characters spent more time apart then together yet were tethered by some unknown pull. For the life of me I still am having difficulty figuring out how Lily could not maintain the long distance relationship while Grayson went on to California.
It's hard to appreciate the story when it's filled with many distractions. The distractions of her friend Mia. The distractions of Sam. The distractions of Garrett. The distractions of her brother Scott.
This toying around with saying you have moved on yet feel the connection and long for the touch is maddening.
What frustrated me the most about this story was how Lindy created this epic love yet filled it with so much doubt. I'm not understanding how you can doubt that kind of love the way Grayson and Lily did. They were always questioning ones actions and filling their minds with so much uncertainty. No matter how many times they said, "I love you" or how many ways they expressed their love they continued to find ways to doubt the love. It was annoying.
A Satisfying End
I finally got around to reading this one. I remember the last one had a lot of drama and teen angst, which I liked but hated at the same time. I knew going in that there would be more of that, and I relished it.
Lindy's stories always keep me hooked and I know I can always expect a good story from her. I wasn't disappointed with Complete, and all the drama made me roll my eyes a couple of times (out of exasperation).
I liked that Grayson and Lily have matured somewhat since the last time I read about them. Before in Incomplete, they used to avoid communication when a good conversation would have cleared up some problems. This time around we see them opening up more and having a line of communication. Granted, there are some times when they try to pretend nothing is wrong, but I chalk that up to being human. I know characters cannot be perfect because we're all human and flawed. And those flaws are why I read stories from Lindy Zart.
I especially loved the drama near the end because it was handled differently than other times I've read about that scenario. I'm glad Lily and Grayson managed to escape that particular trap. It was a satisfying end and for that reason I give Complete 5/5 Platypires.