I don’t really know if this counts as a review or not because it’s going to be really short. I’m swamped with deadlines but I just had to tell everyone about this book. It’s *that* amazing. This is one of those stories that I will remember for a long, long time.
It will be difficult to write this entry without giving out any spoilers, but I promise there won’t be any. Instead of trying to summarize the story and risk giving anything away, here’s the actual blurb from Goodreads, just so you have an idea what the book is about:
Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.
Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.
Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails. If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.
Honestly, I was very apprehensive after reading the blurb because I don’t condone cheating. I have no idea why some people find it romantic or thrilling, I just think its despicable. I hate it so much that I’ve actually abandoned books before because the main character was so unfaithful. But this popped up in my recommendations on Goodreads, and it had incredibly high ratings so I wanted to at least give it a chance before dismissing it. Words can’t express how glad I am that I did.
This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It was beautifully written and the author did an amazing job telling the story while unraveling its secrets layer by layer. The characters she created were all incredible too. I loved Brant. He was sweet, caring, intelligent, refined, and rich as hell. I’m talking Tony Stark/Bruce Wayne kind of rich. Hell, he gave his girlfriend 3 cars as a present and booked a 30 thousand plane ride home just because she wasn’t feeling well. I don’t think there was a moment in the story when I didn’t love him. With that, you would expect me to despise Lee, the “other guy”. To be honest, I did hate him for a while, when he first showed up. How dare he walk in and ruin the beautiful relationship between Brant and Layana. But, as the story progressed, I grew to love him too. He was the complete opposite of Brant – rough, crude and a little selfish, but something about him draws you in. And then there’s Layana, the heroine. You will love her and you will hate her. You will question her and you may think that she’s the absolute worst. Personally, I think she’s amazing. I suggest that you keep an open mind when you read this book. There were moments when I doubted Layana’s love for Brant and Lee. After all, why would she do something that would obviously cause them so much pain. But as the story progressed, I realized how deep her love was for Brant and Lee, and how much pain she was willing to go through for both of them. I don’t know what I would have done if I was placed her situation. She is definitely one of my favorite characters of all time.
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