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I fell in love with a beautiful, broken boy.
His whispered words of love were the sweetest of lies.
He gave me his heart and destroyed mine.
I am his.
I fell in love with the beautiful man who broke me.
His boldly spoken vow was the cruelest of cages.
He gave me his name and destroyed my soul.
He is mine.
The boy I once loved is now a man.
The man I once loved is now gone.
We are us.
I have been called many things.
Victim. Survivor. Daughter. Sister. Wife.
Now I am called something else.
Believe it or not, this is our love story.
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Steam Level: Sweet
We are Us is my first DNF of this year.
I am legit DNFing at 90%!!!!
I was very interested in the plot of We are Us. In fact, I was bawling through the flashback – especially during the time when Poppy and Gavin met in the woods at thirteen and their friendship grew and ultimately changed to love. That flashback really broke me. Unfortunately, the flashback took more than half of the book and I was waiting for the second-chance romance to happen, and it didn’t. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I mean, I was here specifically for the second-chance romance!
I DNF’d at 90% and I don’t know HOW in the world Gavin and Poppy are going to hook up with 10% left in the book? I honestly couldn’t finish the book after that. Actually, I’m not invested at all in finding out if Poppy was guilty or not.
We are Us also needs a trigger/content warning. I did not expect that at all.
While We are Us is well written, I’m not sure if I am the audience for this book.
SE White says
Ouch! I’m not fond of slow burns in general, and waiting almost 90% of the book to get any kind of relationship beyond a flashback is much, much too slow burn for me. Give me all the insta-love fated mates! LOL
Right?! I mean I’ll take intalove over really really slow burns any day!