Genre: contemporary romance
audience: YA/NA (no sex scenes)
Goodreads blurb: All Moya Douglas wants to do is study hard, maintain her scholarship, and make her mother proud while attending college. She doesn’t have time for a boyfriend or going on dates arranged by her best friend. Moya doesn’t believe in love. And she has no intention of ever finding it.
Branden McCarthy is determined to change her views.
A selfless romantic who’s had his heart broken in the past, Branden is fascinated with Moya’s personality and hopes to develop something real with her—a connection so strong it’ll open her heart. But just when things start to work between the two, Branden’s secret threatens to get in the way.
Will Moya finally do the impossible and give love a chance with Branden, or will fear keep them apart?
My Rating: 4.5/5
A sweet love story that leaves you desperate for more. Shane Morgan is a fantastic author who creates gorgeous scenes for the reader to imagine. She has a way of taking a simple thing and changing it into a magical, romantic scene. This book is a roller coaster of emotions making your heart swell and then shatter within a few pages. One of my favourite things about this book was its dual perspective. I enjoyed getting to read both Moya and Braden’s point of view It allowed the reader to see the reasons behind some of the characters actions. It also allowed the reader to connect with both of the main characters rather than just one.
“The glowing moon lighting up the sky, crickets providing a soundtrack in the dark”
Shane Morgan also created a brilliant sweet romance filled plot. Moya has often been abandoned by those she loves, including her dad. Due to this she was determined not to fall in love and only concentrate on her studies but that all changes when Braden walks into her life. Braden is on a mission to make Moya his but with health issues returning can they ever be together. Sometimes during this book I really wanted to hit them both over back of their heads as they are perfect for each other but kept letting other things get in the way. Apart from these frustrating moments I really loved the whole idea of this book. Throughout the book the reader is desperate for Moya and Braden to get together. Shane Morgan is a brilliant author who’s descriptions are magical and set up fantastic romantic scenes.
I thought Moya was a wonderful strong minded female character. She was tough and stuck to what she believed in and didn’t back down for anyone. The only criticism I have for this book is a would have liked more insight into Moya’s abandonment issues. Moya was a very believable character which made it easier for the reader to like her.
Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it as it does the job of being a heartbreaking love story brilliantly Shane Morgan is a great author and I can’t wait to see how Moya and Braden’s story continues.