- File Size: 630 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Publisher: Mila Ferrera Books (July 7, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DTZ3PAK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The way Mila handles the sensitive mental health topic in this book is spot-on (and I *know*, given my mental health background).
If you want a hero who is good, sensitive, vulnerable, beautiful, and sexy through and through--look no further than this book!
THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! <3 <3
Oh my god... This book. It broke my freaking heart!
From reading other reviews, I knew something major was going to happen in Spiral, but I had no idea the direction the story was going to take. It was totally unexpected. The reviews I read also mentioned how different this book was from most new adult books out there, and comparing it to all the ones I've read, I definitely have to agree. Spiral was unflinchingly raw and honest, and it makes me eager to read the rest of Mila Ferrera's novels.
The beginning started off a bit like other new adult stories. There's Nessa who has just moved to a new city for an internship at a children's hospital. She bumps into a gorgeous doctor named Aron who's intelligent and mysterious. Although she struggles with the idea of having a serious relationship after a tragic event years ago left her questioning her own mental state, she can't help but to be drawn to Aron. Nessa's fears, combined with the unfortunate rumors swirling around about Aron, complicates things and eventually distracts her from what's unraveling right before her eyes.
It took me a couple of chapters to warm up completely to Nessa and Aron. Nessa kept running away and using excuses, and I wondered when she'll start focusing on something other than work. And I have to admit I was suspicious of Aron's true intentions with Nessa. All of that made me question every little thing the characters did. It wasn't necessary though, and after awhile I relaxed and stopped overanalyzing things and was able to really appreciate Nessa and Aron and their journey. Not only that, once I noticed how the plot was moving in a direction that was darker and not the norm, I began enjoying the book even more and didn't want to stop reading!
I couldn't wait to see where Nessa's story went, no matter the outcome. I thought both her and Aron were amazing people, and I adored them so so much. I loved that they decided to take their relationship slow, even though their attraction was intense. Their romance was all-consuming and very steamy and hot (get your fan ready). I couldn't get enough! What made it even better was how well they complemented and looked out for one another. It was wonderful to see how much they cared and loved each other, especially when things took an unexpected turn. Neither were the same person by the end for various reasons, some good and some heartbreaking, but ultimately Nessa's connection with Aron made for a powerful and hopeful read.
Before I reached the end, I knew Spiral would become one of my favorite new adult novels ever. It was a refreshing and breathtakingly realistic read. It may have broken my heart, but I absolutely loved it and I'm so glad I have more books by Mila Ferrera to look forward to! If you start reading Spiral and assume it's going to follow the typical route, trust me. It will surprise you. Hopefully in a good way.
It is the story of Psychology doctorate student, Nessa, who, on the first day of her new job, literally runs into smoking hot Pediatric Oncologist, Dr Aron Lindstrom. With the attraction between them obvious from the very beginning, there is some witty conversation, some sweet flirting, and very quickly Nessa finds herself completely under the spell of the charming doctor.
However, Nessa has a family history of severe mental illness, and lives in fear of developing the disease that destroyed her father. Added to that, the intense pressure that she is under with her study and her work, she fights a constant battle to balance everything in her life without going under.
But Aron is not to be dissuaded and is there for Nessa whenever he can be – supporting her and just being there for her, and it’s gorgeous. She, in return, gives the same back to him, and so we have the set up for a beautifully slowly developing relationship. Despite the feelings they have for each other, Nessa and Aron decide to take things slowly between them - they spend time together, they share, they have fun together, and the build up is really realistic as their feelings for each other continue to grow.
Aron is incredible. First and foremost – he is a nice guy! He’s a funny, intelligent, respectful and big-hearted sweetheart, and I fell instantly in love with him. But don’t go thinking he’s boring! The man has a bit of a past, and there’s no denying he is sexy as all get out, and certainly brings the heat when he wants to! Yep, things get steamy, and as Aron and Nessa fall hard for each other, he completely sweeps her off her feet.
“I’ve been meaning to tell you something,” he says.
… “What’s that?”
His head lowers so he’s looking in my eyes. “I’m completely in love with you.”
They are beautifully honest with each other. Sure, they have some ups and downs (Aron’s reputation as a player for one) and they have some horrendous hurdles to get over but, for the most part, they are open with what they are feeling, and the way they open up to each other is absolutely gorgeous.
However Nessa and Aron’s love is put to the test when the story takes a massive shift and their lives spiral completely out of control. It wasn’t what I was initially expecting from this book, and while I did predict it before it all went down, it was way more intense than I thought it was going to be and it absolutely wrecked me. Seriously, I was floored by the emotion that Ferrara managed to put into even just a few sentences .
“A tear slides from the corner of his eye and falls to the floor. The moment it hits, I feel it, a sharp, rending pain in my chest. My heart, breaking for him. “
I sobbed, and my heart actually hurt! It’s so beautifully written, I felt every moment right along with them. Even now, just writing this, I’m getting all teary just thinking about it. Even though the story is entirely from Nessa’s POV, the dialogue and the honesty between the characters lets us know exactly what they are going through, and I could understand everything that they were feeling. And I loved that we get so much more following the moment of devastation - the story follows on so we get to see what comes next and, again, I thought the whole thing was amazingly written.
“Can I answer your unspoken ‘what if.’ With ‘I’ll be there’?”
Yes, it’s a hard read, dealing with some very serious subject matter (I mean, they both work on a children’s cancer ward! That alone brings its own tragedy to the story), and yes, it’s an absolute rollercoaster, but I loved every minute of it! I was hooked from the very beginning, and couldn’t stop thinking about it, even when I had to put it down.
While I would have loved an epilogue to finish off the story, I am very happy with the ending, and am enjoying the rare opportunity of falling in love with a standalone that has taken me on an incredible journey, and ended beautifully.
“It’s that sense of throwing caution to the wind, a feeling of standing on the edge of a cliff with my arms spread, daring a gust to carry me over, even wanting it to.”
Absolutely beautiful. 5 stars
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