3 stars · Contemporary Romance

The Fire Between High & Lo (Elements #2) by Brittainy C. Cherry

The Fire Between High & Lo Book Cover The Fire Between High & Lo
Elements #2
Brittainy C. Cherry
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
March 25th 2016

There once was a boy, and I loved him.

Logan Francis Silverstone was the complete opposite of me. I danced while he stood still. He was quiet, and I was always running my mouth. He struggled to find a smile while I refused to frown. 

The night I saw the darkness that truly lived inside of him, I couldn’t look away.

We were broken together, yet somehow whole. We were wrong together, but always right. We were the stars that burned across the night sky, searching for a wish, praying for better tomorrows.

Until the day I lost him. He threw us away with one hasty decision—a decision that changed us forever.

There once was a boy, and I loved him.

And for a few breaths, a few whispers, a few moments, I think he loved me, too. 

ARIANNA’s Review

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“Some of the best things in life come from the strongest kinds of friendships.”

There’s no secret I love this author. Brittainy C. Cherry knows really well how to write an emotional story. She always delivers beautiful written stories that have the power to move almost every reader out there. Since I loved the first book in the series I anxiously waited to read this one. I liked it enough and of course I loved the flawless, almost poetic writing, but sadly for me wasn’t as good as the previous book in the series. 

“You’re okay, Logan Francis Silverstone.”
“I’m okay, Alyssa Marie Walters.”

This second installment tells the story of Logan and Alyssa. These two met when they were fifteen years old and clicked from the very beginning. No one expected for them to become friends, no when they are so different from each other, no when they come from different worlds. Logan’s parents are drug addicts, so it goes without saying his life wasn’t very easy. Living in a one-bedroom apartment with his mother, Logan is trying to survive day by day as best as he can whishing he could offer his mother a decent living, without any help from his abusive father. 

“We listened to each other’s darkness and we showed one another our light.”

Alyssa is from the other side of town. Her mother is a successful attorney so she always had money and everything she wanted. While her mother offered her material things, she never gave her what she always craved – love and care. Besides his brother, Logan has only Alyssa in his life. Alyssa is the one who gives him a piece of quite, who cares about him, loving him no matter what. 

Times passes and things slowly change between Logan and Alyssa. They can’t deny anymore the feelings they start to have for each other. They become a couple, but their happiness is short lived when they are torn apart by some misunderstandings and some hasty decisions. 

Like I said above, I liked this one, but sadly I didn’t love it. Compared with the previous book in the series this one was just meh for me. Both Logan and Alyssa were likeable characters I guess…for the most part. I liked Alyssa. She was strong and so caring and thoughtful with Logan. I loved her determination and overall I enjoyed her personality. Logan was great as well, but I would have wanted at times for him to fight more for Alyssa and for what he really wants. I would have wanted to “convince” me more that he wants and love our heroine. 

I liked Logan and Alyssa’s friendship, the familiarity between them and all their sweet moments, but I have to say the romantic aspect here wasn’t as developed as I would have wanted to be. I can’t say I felt a very strong connection between these two and that’s why the entire time I only saw them as friends. I really would have wanted to feel more passion between them. 

The pace of the story was pretty great and the plot was well developed, but at times I felt some sub-plots were a little too much. So the multitude of them led of course to some angst and drama. The angst was good, but the drama…ugh…a little too much for my liking.

That being said, this was a good read, but definitely not my favorite by this author. 

“Why didn’t you ever give up on me?”
I shrugged. “Because some things—the best things—are always worth fighting for.”

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