★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★
“What I had wasn’t enough. I wanted more than enough.”
This book to me was EVERYTHING! I felt so much, I lived every moment with them and the words on the pages were so spectacular and perfect, I still can’t even think straight 48 hours after reading it.
Lance Corporal Dylan Banks is a man of few words but when he sees that he is needed, to help bring a girl back from the brink of despair, he becomes a man who gives her the hope she needs to move on from a loss that has had her sinking into a life of depression and grief.
“I try to remember the color of her eyes, and the only thing I can come up with is sad. Her eyes are the color of sadness.”
He understands the need for the silence, and the need for comfort through just being there, connecting with another person who just knows you on a deep seated level of intuition, and who feels you mind and soul.
Through this bonding, he falls deeper and deeper and the thought of leaving her, this woman who he has seen at her lowest low, and has overcome the sad in her life, makes him feel helpless when he has to return to duty and he is once again in the midst of a war in Afghanistan.
Just when everything is perfect, a devastating event interrupts their happiness and the real journey to battle for a happy ending begins.
This book touches on depression in several forms and it was absolutely heartbreaking to watch it all take place on the page, especially when a proud and honourable man becomes a man who has the ability to hurt the ones he loves by words alone. But the strength that his forever girl has is fierce and she repays him for saving her by saving him, even if it means she loses him.
Whilst I spent hours crying over the pure heartache this book delivered, the author balanced it out with the most funny and entertaining dialogue and one liners that gave me such joy that I am in awe of how she weaves a story together so perfectly. There were so many little details that I know without a doubt that I will read this book again just so that I can experience the magic all over again.
So many things I loved about this book, and seeing as this is the finale of the More series, I cannot not mention the rest of the gang and their mayhem madness. Everyone that we have come to love was present, and it was a bitter-sweet end, but so, so good.
I feel like I have gone on such an emotional journey and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it, which is why I have added this book to my all time favourites shelf.
There is a lot more I could say but if I did we’d be here all day, so I think it’s best just to say thank you Jay McLean for this series.
This is a New Adult romance, and the last in the series. Can be read as a standalone, but not recommended due to the sheer brilliance of the other books. Told in dual POV.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review