To Whom It May Concern,
It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soul mates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soul mates.
When I arrived in Edgewood, Wisconsin, I didn't plan to find him. I didn't plan to stumble into Joe's bar and have Daniel's music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.
When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn't prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.
Our love story wasn't only about the physical connection. It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter. It was ours.
And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.
©2014 Brittainy C. Cherry (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I don't remember the last time a book made me laugh/cry so much!! LOVED IT!!!
Beautiful, Heartwarming, Unforgetable
Mr. Daniels was my favorite character.
I have listened to many audio books with good narrators. However, the narration on this book was supurb
This has to ne one of the best novels I have read in years. You will miss out on a great love story if you pass this one up
I start eye-rolling almost immediately. I really wanted to like it, but the story was unable to evoke any emotion even through such tragic events.
absolutely, especially to my friends who enjoyed the crossfire series, 50 Shades and Gabriel's Inferno Series.
Mr. Daniels, of course! How much more perfect could he be?!
Mr. Daniels, but they were all performed very, very well!
The book starts off by capturing your attention with the death of the twin and doesn't let up until the very end. She had me hooked from chapter 1.
I knew from the description that I would like this book, but I didn't foresee me falling in love with Mr. Daniels the way I did. For some reason that teacher/student relationship gets to me every single time. It reminded me quite a bit of Gabriel's Inferno series, but with more tragedy right from the start. As obsessed with Gabriel's Inferno as I still am and it's been years, this book would rank right up there with that series. From drugs, death, star-crossed lovers, father-daughter relationship, step siblings, to a beautiful love story that will provoke a vast array of feelings. This is a book you will want to read and re-read, at least that is how it is for me.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the crossfire series, 50 Shades of Grey, or the Gabriel Inferno series, but in my opinion it far surpassed the 50 Shades Series!
The cover does not do this book justice.
5 Stars...actually double that 5 Stars!
There was no doubt in my mind - my only job in this lifetime was to love her.
Delicious...and hot, I devoured this in one sitting!
Outstanding...amazing writing. I couldn't help but reread lines over and over!
Unbelievably addicting...so damn good!
Loving...and aching and warm!
"I don't know. Maybe because when hearts are set on fire, no complications can extinguish the flame."
I may be saying this prematurely but this quite possibly could be my favorite release this year. It's a Must Read, Must Read!
Items needed to read this story: 1) a comfy seat to settle into, 2) a cozy blanket to snuggle with, and 3) a few tissues as they might come in handy. Enjoy, enjoy!
I originally read this when it was first released so when I saw it was available on audio I quickly snagged it to experience it all over again.
So powerful. Excellent example of New Adult. Full of angst. So smart and funny and did I mention heart-stopping.
The perfect book for me contains some suspense, some humor and some steam.
I absolutely LOVED this book. One of my favorites to date and I listen to quite a few. The story was beautifully written and perfectly narrated. I never like to give out details in reviews so all I will say is prepare for tears...of sadness and happiness and everything in between.
I loved this story. It had so much to say with so much depth. I really like Ms. Cherry's books. they are different than most of the books I listen to. This book made me laugh and brought me to tears a LOT but it shows how her writing got to my heart. I LOVED the characters and thankful that it turned out the way I had hoped! What a wonderful love story. This book is worth more than a credit..
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
A breathtaking NA romance as 22 yr old Daniel and 19 yr old Ashlyn knew what it was like to grieve - and grieve hard.. as the rest of the world laughed and got on with their own lives.. unaware of the turmoil, the sorrow - and the guilt that consumed these broken and very complex people. However, a chance meeting would bring these two lost souls together and like would find like through mutual attraction, through their shared grief, through sizzling chemistry.. and through Shakespeare's meaningful words. But unfortunately Fate stepped in and threw a major spanner into their budding intense relationship and the reality of their impossible situation would create a tsunami that would bring drama, angst, many tears and much heartbreak. And, as the deadly waters receded, the emotional wreckage that was left behind could only be healed by time.. so they sacrificed their todays now for a chance of tomorrows sometime in the years ahead.
This is NOT a happy feel good romance - it's gritty, it deals with death, grief and all that comes with the premature loss of loved ones - either by disease or by the actions of another - but the result is the same.. a gaping whole, a shattered heart and broken dreams. However, it IS a beautiful NA love story that'll touch your soul, break your heart and then piece it back together again to make a story that was compelling, beautiful and unforgettable too. The sex wasn't over done and the tender words shared between these star-crossed lovers sears your soul.. as does the gay step-brother's dilemma of coming out and all the hurtful heartbreaking scenes that followed. Daniel was broken, damaged, gorgeous, thoughtful, caring, sexy and the Lead Singer of Romeo's Quest and Ashlyn was lost, lonely, alone, abandoned and broken too. Together they healed and found the other half of their soul. Dual POV, great narration and a storyline that had a few surprises up its sleeve that I never saw coming.
Worth a credit? I don't usually like NA but I do like Brittainy Cherry and she absolutely floored me with this unique, moving, memorable and very creditworthy listen.
Some of it was a little unrealistic. Not even the teacher part but the insta love was unrealistic and dramatic BUT it was a good story with twists and turns. Of Course I loved Mr. Daniels but RYAN had me in love!!! I absolutely loved his character!! I laughed, I definitely cried. It was a good book
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