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“I wanted to rip her from her gilded cage and force the world onto her just to watch her crumble. Misery loves company, and I was nothing if not lonely.”
Let me just say that I was completely in love with the concept of this story. Mummert is unbelievably clever. The idea that the girl she had once been died so that she could be reborn the woman she wanted to be was so cool. This is going down as one of my favorite coming of age stories ever.
I loved Lila’s wide-eyed ways. She was naive, but she had moxie. The evolution of her character was spot on. I felt like I was back in high school making bad decisions and seeing where they led me. Lucky for her, she was with Kaden. Kaden was her polar opposite. It’s understandable that would be so taken with him. It was so much more than his good looks and swagger. He was freedom. And I wanted to hop in a car with him and run away too. He made it look easy.
The thing I really loved about this book was that it wasn’t an insta-love HEA story. Things escalated quickly and the reality was always there waiting to take over. And ultimately it did. The ending was perfect! I loved it!
4 stars and pair it with a New Orleans Classic, the Sazerac.
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