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This is the sequel to Lead Me Not, which was an amazingly powerful book. When it ended I needed to read the next book ASAP. I was soooo happy when I finally received this one.
Everything Ms. Walters writes is pure gold. Her books grab hold of your heart and don’t let go the writing is always fabulous and I can never say enough good things about her books. They are dark and they make you question everything. And I love that.
We left off with Aubrey and Maxx fighting addiction, co-dependency and a lot more really ugly matters. They’re young and they have no business dealing with these types of issues which may be Aubrey’s biggest problem. I was actually kind of worried about how the second book would go. Maxx had a lot of issues and I didn’t know how I felt about him or rather him being in a relationship with Aubrey. They were so good together and so bad for each other at the same time and I didn’t know what I wanted. The romance lover in me, of course, wanted them to just skip off into the sunset holding hands and kissing rainbows. The realist in me knew that was a horrible idea. So I was really happy when I got the second book and discovered that Maxx really did redeem himself in many ways. And even more importantly I think Aubrey did as well. She really gained a lot of strength and understanding in this second book.
As with most of Ms. Walters books, it was an emotional roller coaster that I was thrilled to be on. I highly recommend the story but I warn you that this is not an easy path these two have chosen and you’re in for a bumpy ride. It’s not so much angst as it is heartbreak and understanding that this is a very real situation they’re dealing with and it happens every day. I think the biggest problem for these two that I witnessed was that co-dependency is part of adolescence already. As college students and high school students teens have co-dependent tendencies and then when you add in issues from home and a pseudo-psych degree it can create some really scary situations that young people don’t know how to get themselves out of. So when the author was able to bring this story to realistic and acceptable ending, the romantic and the realist in me were both very happy!!!
I love this book so much! Everyone should read it!
5 stars! Bravo, A. Meredith Walters!!!
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