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Top Customer Reviews
This is very different to the usual friends turn to lovers books..
It is about Brina and Eagan, two people drawn together due to loneliness in their life.
"Without him in my life I'm a frozen pond reflecting the daylight but never absorbing its heat."
They met each other as kids, both their parents are photographers and travel around a lot. They didn't like being separated so the parents left the children behind to be with each other. Both Brina and Eagan are always left behind, they have to grow up fast and because of this they find each other,they are each others family..
What happens when you fall in love with your best friend?
As they grow older things start to change..Brina falls in love with Eagan and after stealing a kiss, she runs away from him. What will he think about her being in love with him? It would ruin everything right?
A few years later Brina is twenty and Eagan is twenty-five, they find one another once again. This time things are different, there are more feelings involved. Eagan wants to be part of Brina's life but can Brina handle being just friends?
"I've seen the ocean lapping lovingly at his muscles. And now I look at the sun stroking his skin like a possessive lover.
My best friend doesn't live life, he devours it."
I liked this book as it was fast-paced and I loved that it is in both Eagan and Brina's POV, you get to understand them both a lot better.
I love the cover its perfect for this book the description in the book goes with the cover.It draws you in, it is all bright and cheerful on the outside but a lot of the book has a more deeper, emotional feel to it , which describes the characters in the book.Read more ›
I'm not sure how to begin my review of this book in a formal manner, so I'm just going to start with what comes to mind first.
To me, this is the most crucial aspect of a book. It's the number one thing I consider when writing my own book because writing that is cheap and tasteless really isn't authentic (I have a few books in mind). Some people can read a things like Fifty Shades of Grey and enjoy it despite the quality of the "prose" being weak. I certainly can not. I've experienced this a lot with other contemporary novels that have such themes of romance and erotica, though I won't name any more as they're irrelevant and it would be unfair.
I digress. Anyway, I actually enjoyed the writing in this book. I'm a visual person and I enjoy any type of writing that is poetic and portrays strong and aesthetically pleasing visuals. I think that Petra Bagnardi's writing is reminiscent to that of Tahereh Mafi's, regarding the ways in which they both manage to captivate the readers interest through poetic imagery. The writing is particularly effective in it's depictions of beautiful Rome and the story's steamy romance scenes.
Concept & Plot:
There wasn't a whole lot of movement within the plot that is set in the present tense, but that is because the narrative directs us from chapters past to present, in a snapshot type of style. We also get to see different segments of the story told from both main characters, Brina and Eagen's POV.Read more ›
I give this book 5 stars!!!
Brina and Eagan meet for the first time as children when their parents become friends through their love of photography, both sets of parents are obsessed with their work and with each other leaving their children to take care of themselves. Brina is from Italy and Eagan is from America, he is 5 years older, their friendship grows over the years using emails, text and webcam as their source of communication, they visit each other regularly and become best of friends finding comfort and safety in each other when they are together.
When Brina becomes a teenager her feelings for Eagan start to change and she falls in love with him. She is unsure how to cope with her feelings and realising that this complicates their friendship she feels she has no other choice but to run from him putting a strain on their relationship. When Brina turns 20 Eagan gets a job in Rome as an architect, she is studying Cinema there and he wants to renew their friendship, they have both missed each other but as she is still in love with him she doesn't know how to be his best friend or how to act and continues to run from him. Brina knows she has to tell him how she feels, he is her soul mate but she has no idea if he feels the same.
This I loved this book, it was such a tantalizing beautiful love story and an easy feel good book to read. The loyal friendship Brina and Eagan share is extremely strong and believable, their characters are written in a way which makes it impossible to dislike them, I fell in love with them instantly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lovely, beautiful, touching love story!
Brina & Eagan became friends when she was 9 yrs old & he was 14 yrs old. Read more
** I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review**
Although I liked this story, I also had some problems with it such as the multiple... Read more
Originally published at The Rookie Romance Blog.
I wanted to like this book a lot more, but it just didn't work for me. Read more