Raven blew all my expectations out of the water. It sounded really good from the blurb, but I am blown away with how amazing it was. At 4% you know the book is going to be EPIC. Rian is STRONG and does not take NO shit. She is probably my most favorite female character for so many reasons. All the crap she has went through her life and she is strong, doesn't take no crap, trains hard to be a fighter and something in her life. She loses something no one should have to and she over comes it and owns it. I loved her also because she was happy with one kid. Nowadays everyone is pressured to have more kids or for the wrong reasons. I have one child and that is all I want. I don't want to have kids just because. She also doesn't wanna get married! I LOVE THAT! me and my hubby did basically the same thing. I wear a ring and that's it. I don't ever want to get married. I connected with Rian on a deep level and I loved her to pieces. There are no words for how much I love her character and how much she meant to me.
Garrett, he was amazing. There are no words for how amazing he was. Patient, loving, caring. The lengths he went through for Rian was most amazing thing ever. It took them a long time, many years and a lot of growing up, but they made it and it was beautiful and I simply loved every second of this story. Could NOT put it down once I started. And his mother, when Rian's aunt was dying, the way she was there for her and told her no matter what Rian says, does, pushes her away, blames her, she will always be there. Even after years and what Rian did to her and her son, she still bailed her out of a sticky situation. No questions asked. I wish I had a mother like Gabriella. AMAZING characters. Amazing book about love, second chances and third and fourths, forgiveness, acceptance, healing. It was just a beautiful story and you will LOVE every SINGLE second. I Promise. I love all of Ashley's books, but this one was my favorite and will hold a special place in my heart. Well done my dear. Well. Done.
"We're not just a little while kinda thing, Rian. We're the ones who are gonna make it- we're forever."
"I'll hold your secrets in the deepest parts of my heart, never to share them with anyone else."
"You don't even have to ask. I'm yours. Always have been, always will be."