Greyson Ratcliffe. I met him at sixteen, the hot new guy sitting on my jetty, an aspiring artist just passing through. He was my first kiss and my first love. I wanted forever with him. I didn’t even get a year.
Five years later, I’m a budding writer who scripts stories of love and struggle, the good and the bad and the ups and the downs. He’s a star on the rise; his wicked talent and crazy good looks have his face plastered on countless magazines. We move in two different worlds and still our paths cross again. We’re older and wiser and as crazy about each other as we had been as teenagers.
My medium is words and my imagination is limitless, but not even I could have written the incredible journey we traveled to our happily-ever-after. Life isn’t like fiction, and the greatest love stories don’t follow a script.
Page Length: 348
Publication Year: 29th March 2018
Characters: Alexis and Greyson
*I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Alexis and Greyson meet as teenagers and fall head over heels in love, only to be ripped apart after a few months of being together. 5 years later their paths cross again and with it a chance to reconnect.
This story didn’t go the way I expected it to at all. I was thinking this was going to be a light-hearted romantic read about high school sweethearts who get a second chance at love, which it was to a degree but it was a nice surprise that there was so much more to the story.
This book is told in the alternate perspectives of Greyson and Alexis. Sometimes swapping back and forth multiple times during each chapter, which meant you always had some idea about what each person was thinking. Both characters were well developed and had interesting backgrounds which gave them lots of depth.
I really enjoyed the ups and down that Alexis and Greyson went through, it wasn’t all plain sailing for them but their determination to stay together no matter what was really admirable.
The only slightly negative was that for most of the story Greyson came across as the perfect guy but this resolved towards the end when some of his more negative traits came to light, so it wasn’t really that much of an issue.
Overall I really liked this story and I would recommend.