Summary: She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: Wow! I have no idea where to start with this review. I enjoyed this book despite the very controversial topic. I found this book as easy read and it kept me interested. I also found it to be very heart reanching. I was almost in tears at the end. If this book was separated into two books, one just the romance and one off the incest, it would have been way easier to review lol. I surprisingly loved the romance, these two young adult characters gradually falling for each other and they are also best friends. Very cute! But then I remember that they are brother and sister, which gave me the creeps. Especially if they were intimate.
I enjoyed reading POV's of both main characters. I loved how the author slowly delves into the characters relationship and shows it in a tasteful way. Lochan and Maya were basically forced to play house when their mother took off, so a relationship formed. Theirs just crossed the line. The author made Lochan the perfect victim for what would happen. He was a loner and most likely had multiple personality/ aniexty disorders. Of course he would fall for the one person that had always accepted and supported him, even if she was related. Maya is the one that I feel could have stopped everything. I don't get her side to this relationship, I feel like she was kind of the instigator. I would have loved to read Kit's version of what was happening and why he was so furious to do what he did.
Despite the incest, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to readers who love V.C. Andrews, myself included. My advice is to read it with a grain of salt and try to accept it for what it was, A Romance.
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