“I need you to know that even if you decide to never speak again, you’ll always have someone around to hear you, Maggie. All right? I’ll always be there to listen to your silence…”
I’ve only read one book by this author and it was the first one in this series. Which I happened to love by the way. Not only does this have my favorite friends-to-lovers trope, but it’s also a second chance romance.
I knew from the very beginning that this was going to be an extremely emotional read. And I just couldn’t wait to dive in because any book that brings me all the feels is my kind of book.
Maggie was once a talkative and perky child. But that all changes the moment she stops speaking after a traumatic experience. Afraid to leave her home and not being able to express herself without speaking makes it difficult for everyone around her to truly understand her. To understand what she’s really going through.
Except for Brooks. Brooks, who is not only her best friend but her anchor whenever things start to get rough.
“Not all broken things need to be fixed. Sometimes they just need to be loved. It would be a shame if only people who were whole were deserving of love.”
I’m telling you, you will love, love, love Brooks. He’s very swoon-worthy, patient, and protective towards Maggie. And he has a BEARD! Who doesn’t love those? But that’s beside the point.
We get to see their relationship bloom as the years go by. The love that Brooks and Maggie have is unconditional. It wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but they made it work.
“Everything about you, I love. The easy days and the hard ones, too. Maybe I love you even more on the hard days.”
So when I started this I went in with some really high expectations and was hoping to even love it. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. I definitely liked it but there were some parts in the story that were a complete miss for me, leaving me unsatisfied at the end. Hence the three star rating.
I still highly recommend it, though. If you haven’t read it yet I suggest you give it a try.