- File Size: 1254 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Publisher: Elle Brooks Author Ltd.; 1 edition (June 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072Q36K63
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Warning: Have tissues handy as this is a great big ugly cry book.
I just wanted more. I wouldn't have even cared if she'd gone all Romeo and Juliet on us but something... anything...not so abrupt.I also had a hard time getting into this book. Maybe it was the back and forth with time? I don't know. In the end, I skimmed a lot just because I'd spent a lot of time on this book and I was determined not to give up. Had I known I'd have been left wanting, I don't know if I would have finished it.
A Life Less Beautiful was an emotional second chance story that I don't think I'll ever forget. Moving from past to present, Ellis and Harlow's story builds from the time they were children to them in their 30's reconnecting after 10 years apart. Ellis was sent to prison and it tore Harlow's families apart. As Ellis and Harlow find their feelings for each other never really wavered, reality isn't always as easy. And not only are their lives very different now but they are very different people. Yet an undeniable pull between them is still ever present if only they can get passed their heartbreaking ending 10 years ago.
This was my first book by Ms. Brooks and I have to say it pulled at every single emotion I had. From that stomach dropping prologue through their journey as best friends turned more, I fell for Ellis and Harlow. The romance was much more centered on the past as the present was more about them trying to overcome what tore them apart all those years ago. And just when Ellis and Harlow were finally finding their footing again, reality came swooping in and neither the characters nor *I* was the same. Because that ending. Just. Wow. I don't think that I will ever truly get over that. But as I took several days off from writing my review, I've come to process the ending as the way it was intended. That doesn't mean I still don't have BIG emotions in regards to it. The story as a whole had me in its palm and I won't forget it.
This is a second chance romance that has all the feels and is beautifully woven together. The story is told in dual points of view and it goes from past to present. It's difficult to say anything about the storyline without giving anything away. This is a story that you will want to watch unfold as you read. It makes you want to believe that love is really and truly all that you need.
Elle Brooks does a great job of giving you an epic love story that is full of angst and breaks your heart for these characters. You are rooting for them to be together, as well as, having the happiness and love in life that they both deserve. Except life seems to be constantly throwing curve balls in their path.
I give the writer props for writing the ending like she did with a story like this. It was brave of her to go outside of the box and do something that many will not like. This is totally my personal opinion, but it felt like a cliffhanger and it didn't feel right to their story. I still recommend reading this book and following the journey that the author and characters will take you on. It's a traditional yet untraditional story that will keep you turning the pages.
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The story pulls you in and the ending, is just WOW!!!! Please read it.
What a beautiful second chance romance with an ending that will leave you speechless.Read more