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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2015-07-21
Jacob As a rule, men don't grow up believing in a happily ever after. We don't believe in meeting the love of our lives; or the white picket fence, and 2.5 children. Every man thinks that those stupid dreams or fantasies are just nonexistent shit until it happens to them. We should have been forewarned. I wish I was prepared for someone to appear in my life and change all my priorities. I suddenly wanted that fence and children. The part of meeting the love of my life became very real, but I wasn't ready for suddenly losing it all, and my life plummeting into this shithole forever. The heartbreak of losing your soulmate is one of the worst pains you will ever live with. I should campaign and warn the young people. Vaccinate against love because if you lose it, you could lose yourself for the rest of your life. The burden on your back will forever mark you and wither away your soul, darkening your days and the rest of your natural life. This isn't false advertisement or a dramatic display of one bitter soul. Pria I fought by my mother's side until her last breath, and tried to help my father until his last memories dissipated. My sister is the last one standing, but her life is a miracle that can end at any given moment. All my life I've never been alone, but always felt lonely. Today, my options on how to live my life are endless, yet my heart and my best friend limit them. Stay in Seattle, close to the one person that will never let me inside his world. The thug, as mom would've called him. A man with a bad boy attitude and a heart bigger than the ocean.
Pria and Jacob’s story is a fun one, it spans YEARS and throughout their lives from their first day of college and well into adulthood. It’s a story woven with tragedy so thick that it hurts to read it.
But here’s the thing. Some of it just seemed too much for me. Like it pushed me over the edge and I was frustrated because it was starting to feel totally fake. (I mean, we all know it’s fiction – but we want it to feel real!) So I found myself struggling with those chunks of the book. A lot.
If you can get beyond the insane amount of tragedy in this one? It’s well worth the read. I love the independence that Pria/Ana is intent on holding onto, even when she lets herself start to fall for Jacob again.
Uncharted is book 3 in Claudia Burgoa’s Unexpected Series – which I have to admit, I haven’t yet read the first two books! (Although I will be soon!) I love the family aspect, and can’t wait to get to know the other family members better in this series.