“When the heart speaks, you should hear it, even if it’s as soft as a whisper.” -Ivy Oakes
When Sarah comes home from improvised summer vacation, she finds out two guys have just moved into town. Not only that, her best friend Alana is dating one of them and she thinks it would be fun if Sarah dated Julien’s equally hot brother. However, Sarah prefers to listen to Julien’s stories about stars even if some stars die at the end.
This is a light read, the writing style and pace is pretty nice. I read the whole story within two hours and I loved it. With novellas, it can be tricky to add depth to characters and weave a story that makes the reader hooked. Ivy did a great job with this novella. 🌻
I loved how Ivy built Sarah’s character, her past, and Julien. He’s so patient, considerate, and nerdy at best. I love small moments like Sarah and her mother bond. ❤
It was cliche at the beginning with Sarah falling in love with her best friend’s boyfriend, and the whole forbidden romance plot. There are various sweet moments in the book which make you smile. Also, the twist at the end makes this book stand out. But the phone call to Sarah from Dante is the real twist which has piqued my curiosity so much that I cannot wait to read the next one.
If you love reading short stories with a good plot and a bit of teenage drama, you HAVE to pick this one up!🍁
Thank you @authorivyoakes for providing me with this beautiful review copy, I love the story & cover so much. ❤