My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I read a Garrett Leigh romance I know my emotions and my brain will be put through the ringer.
However, I also know that, ultimately, I will be left with such an overwhelming sense of hope once the story is done. Her books depict life in all its many shades, there is harshness but there is also joy.
This one is one of her best imho, it takes a truly complex medical condition – that of bipolar – and not only never sugarcoats the manic highs and scary lows – but also treats Ludo, and how it affects every aspect of his life, with respect.
There are moments in this when I wanted to shout at Aiden to warn him that Ludo was falling, moments when I wanted to hug Aiden because he was so determined to be the best help he could.
The scenes in the hospital when the two first meet are among the finest Garrett has written. The disorientation, the fears, the pain, the connection, the start of something beautiful, is all laid out with such clarity.
There wasn’t a bit of this book that didn’t work for me and I love how it’s also linked with a loose thread to her Dreams series. Ludo is Angelo’s cousin and while there is no reunion in this book, I’d love for Aiden and Ludo to take a trip down to Joe’s farm and visit with the gang.
Another brilliant addition to the catalogue of exemplary works from this author.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.