Back in March, I fell in love with the first book in this series – A Boy Like You. That book ended on a cliffhanger which made the wait for book two feel torturous! The wait was blessedly short however, and I am so happy to have finally learned the fate of these two memorable characters – Wes and Joss.
This series is a standout among the many and I am so ready to start my RAVE.
A Girl Like Me
*Spoilers if you have not read book one*
Book two picks up right where book one finished. Josselyn is months into her recovery after the accident that lost her a limb, and her beloved boyfriend. Wes is gone, assumed dead. But a mysterious clue has been sent to Joss. One which leads her to believe Wes is still very much alive.
So along with her best friend Kyle, they set off to uncover the truth of exactly what happened to Wes all those months ago, and why, if he is alive, is he hiding?
Josselyn is a fighter, in every aspect of the word. Since childhood, she’d had to deal with a mostly non-functioning alcoholic father. Then there was her selfish mother who ran off with another man, never to be heard from again.
But things were just starting to look up for her. Her childhood hero, Wes, was back, and still in the habit of saving her (even from herself). Her father had just started to clean up his act, while she herself had given up her vices that made her reckless. Then the accident happened…
I admire Josselyn’s ability to constantly get back up again and keep on fighting, when life shoots her down. She never gave up in this story – she didn’t give up on Wes, her rehab, her father, nothing. This is a heroine truly worthy of that title.
Wes has been a mystery right from the beginning of this series. His tendency to be at the right place at the right time, his uncanny strength, his unnatural abilities… Was this a supernatural story? I didn’t know. But I couldn’t wait to find out!
There is one thing that was always clear from the beginning however, and that’s the fact that Wes loved Joss. That fact was strengthened more and more as this story wore on, and the complexities of their history were uncovered. This is a boy who was literally made for Joss, and I adored everything about him.
Before I started on book two, I had my own ideas about how it would play out. I expected an EPIC reunion, filled with declarations of eternal love, hugs and endless kisses! Or… something along those lines. What I got was really nothing like that.
Not that I’m complaining! One of the things I loved the most about this series, was the unpredictable nature of the storytelling. It was also one of the many things that kept this story feeling unique.
I really dug the drama of this book. I loved how all the answers to the mysterious Wes were revealed. It was so satisfying finally learning about his abilities, and getting some answers to the many questions book one left me with. I liked the angst and I loved the lovin’.
I read a LOT of books. Some of them I read and forget about an hour later. Some I read and try to forget within an hour. Most I enjoy, but slowly forget about as more books enter my world and take their place. Then there are the select few that I fall head over heels in love with. They’re stories that I know will stay with me, which I will go back to and re-read time and time again, and fall even more in love with.
This was one of those series.
Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Stars
*ARC provided in exchange for honest review*