Wow! This book. Have you ever read a story that is so heartbreaking and painful, yet you can seem to drag yourself away? You know, the kind where you feel absolutely gutted but cannot stop immersing yourself in the pain. That was this book. It was exquisite torture and I could not get enough of it.
When Breck, aka “B”, first meets Jamie, she is immediately smitten. Unfortunately, it is her stunning best friend that catches his eye. While B pines away for him, she is relegated to the role of his girlfriend’s best friend. I’m not going to lie, it sucked. That was the first of many heartaches that this book caused.
Luckily for us, Jamie’s relationship with B’s best friend doesn’t end up being a forever thing. His friendship with B ended up being far more long-lasting and durable. These two are a permanent fixture in each other’s lives, spanning thousands of miles and years of time, Jamie and B’s feelings are a constant.
However, while the two may love each other, they cannot seem to get their acts together. The timing is always off with these two. When she’s single, he’s not and vice versa. There was so much love between these two, but they caused each other so much pain also. It was heartbreaking.
Unlike most of my friends, I have to admit that I was not immediately a fan of Jamie’s. After all, he seemed to be constantly choosing others over B. I just didn’t feel that her feelings for him were reciprocated. I thought he was kind of selfish and that B served as his back-up girl. He wanted to have his cake and eat it too. I resented that and thought that B deserved better.
Eventually, Jamie grew on me. Although he still seemed to “replace” B a little to easily for my comfort, I have to say that she definitely contributed to some of the disconnect. Time and time again, I was heartbroken by these two.
In the end, everything does work out for the best. Some things are meant to be and some things have to be sacrificed. What you think you want when you’re young may not be what you end up needing as an adult.
If you are looking for an emotional, angst-filled book, this is a fantastic choice. This story broke my heart, only to piece it back together and then break it all over again. I was elated and then devastated. I was a mess, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I loved this story!