Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades; normal life. Until him.
Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her.
Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life. That together, they could face the world. But the darkness is always waiting. Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.
When I look for a romance book I like stories that breaks my heart and leave me with a book hangover or the need to read the book again. This book did everything to me. Maggie and Clay are not your typical healthy love relationship. They both need each other for their own reason and in their own personal needs and, as they tangled in a twisted love relationship they find true unconditional love. I loved this book more than the story.
Maggie is a very real character. She reminded me when I was 17 years old, in love and reckless. She’s a teenager acting like a teenager. She goes from the perfect girl who followed the rules to reckless teenage in love with a guy who might not deserve her but she needs him and he needs her. It’s a roller coaster of story, Clay having his mental disorder episodes really were frustrating. Reading from Maggie’s perspective makes you feel what’s goes inside her. She’s trying to keep things together with Clay even when they don’t seem to work anymore, and she’s positive that her love can save him and save their relationship. I can’t say that Maggie is a mature girl because she’s not, and when you don’t have experience in love relationships it’s easy to fall for things easily.
I love this book. I couldn’t put it down after I read the prologue, and the ending will leave you wanting more. Clay and Maggie’s relationship’s though twisted and unperfect is a great story that shows us the things that can be done for love. I finished this book and I wan’t to read it again, I can’t wait to read the sequel.
I can’t recommend this book to everyone because I understand that not everybody is going to enjoy it. But the reviews are really good and mine as well, so you should try it.
I am waiting to get Light In The Shadows in my hands to devour it.