I admit, I didn’t think much of Charlie at first. She was rounder than the girls who usually caught my eye. Not my type. But when I saw her sitting in that booth alone, for the first time something in my mind or my instincts or my heart told me to join her.
She defied me.
She challenged me.
She gave me hope.
Before I knew it, moving forward was my only option.
I couldn’t tell you when it happened, but it had to have been a gradual change; I never moved too quickly.
If someone would have told me earlier that year what I was going to go through, I wouldn't have believed them.
Jesse was so different from anyone I’d met before. And everyone I’ve met since. He sucked all the life out of me, in the best—and worst—ways.
We don’t get strong overnight. For most of us it takes time. Strength isn’t measured by how high and fast our walls go up, but how easily we can watch them fall.
Warning: This book contains material that might be a trigger for some readers. Abuse and rape are implied, but not described in detail. Discretion is advised.
Review by Lorena
Wow, this book had my head spinning with so much going on, but it was spinning in a good way.
Jesse - a bipolar guy who's had issues throughout his life and seemed to not have many people care about him, especially not his parents.
Charlie - a big girl who has always had a complexion about her weight and been bullied throughout her life because of her obesity.
When Charlie and Jesse meet, they become really good friends and Charlie starts falling for Jesse but she fears that Jesse would never pay attention to her because she's a big girl. Jesse tends to be nice to Charlie but likes to explode sometimes so he pretty much confuses Charlie. It seems like Jesse likes to play games and Charlie is just over them after a while.
They both go through whirlwind of emotions. They have a love, hate relationship.
Overall this book really took me to a different place. It was very unique and the writing was just out of this world phenomenal.
Two broken souls -- can they fix each other or are they just too different? Can Jesse prove to Charlie that he loves her after all or will it be too late?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amalie Silver resides in Minnesota with her husband, two toddlers, and German Short-haired Pointer, Saba. She consumes approximately three pots of coffee a day, and credits this for her survival over the past decade.
When not completely consumed in her writing, she can be found taking road trips to northern Minnesota, engaging in fierce Scrabble games, or reading a good book. She’s a sucker for all romance genres, literary fiction, and psychological fiction.