Two friends find themselves wanting more but fears over what could be leaves their future complicated and uncertain in this romance set against a backdrop of the rockstar world. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Finding Me by Lyssa Cole, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this fourth installment in the You and Me series to your bookshelf!
Full of hurt and empty promises.
He was the last person I thought I’d develop feelings for.
But during those long nights caring for our friends, things happened.
Neither of us knew what to do.
So we stayed friends. Ignored the feelings. Pretended we were the same.
But you can only pretend for so long.
Until love’s strong grasp pulls you down.
The further I fell, the further I ran.
Too bad I can’t run forever.
Even if I could, he’d never stop chasing me.
He needs me like I need him.
Two broken souls finally mending each other.
But my broken soul? What if it isn’t meant to be whole?
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Since I started reading the You and Me series I've been captivated by the intense feelings, multifaceted characters, and lyrical narration of these stories set in the rockstar world. In a story of friends to lovers, readers will see the power of love in action to bring together two people meant to be while helping others heal in order to reach their HEA. After being on the periphery throughout the previous books, supportive of friends in their hour of need, this installment finally brings Mable and Drew to center stage. There have been glimpses of the pain these two were going through in previous books but they kept things to themselves, supporting others while needing support too, but doing what needed to be done for their friends. That pain's catching up to them though and in this book that means lots of heartstrings being pulled, lots of tears, and the need for lots of tissues. It's a rocky road to forever for Mable and Drew, an immensely satisfying journey that left me wrung out but happy by The End.
Mable and Drew were an unforgettable pair, easy to relate to and likable, with stories that made my heart ache...particularly Mable. In constantly being there for their friends they never took the time to deal with their own issues, issues ranging from family to self-esteem to sexual assault. It's those issues that are weighing on them and keeping them from giving into their very obvious attraction in a romance full of push/pull and frustrating highs and lows that keep these two apart for way too long. I felt every one of those highs and lows, felt my heart hurt with pain and anger then pump in joy, as time and their demons waged war over their burgeoning connection. It's a powerful journey ultimately, one that ticked every box on my list of favorite book themes and it kept me fully invested from start to finish. By the turn of the final page Ms. Cole has crafted an epic romance, and an unforgettable series, that fans of rockstar romances won't want to miss!
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Lyssa Cole has been in love with books for as long as she can remember. Escaping into a story is her favorite pastime. Wanting to be a writer for a couple years, she is now crafting her own stories. She loves to write angsty & sexy romance with lots of heat and some suspense to keep you guessing and wanting to turn that page! She lives in Southeastern Mass with her two children and two dogs. Lover of coffee, all things chocolate, & always the avid reader, you can keep up with Lyssa Cole by subscribing to her newsletter HERE.