Together We Heal by Chelsea M. Cameron
Max Jackson noticed Trish at his cousin’s funeral, of all places. She was hard to miss with her citrus-colored hair, violet contacts and fiery attitude.
Trish was just as captivated by Max. He makes her laugh, which is rare, and it doesn’t hurt that he rocks blue hair and the most killer smirk that drives her crazy. Max is there for her during a rough time and even if she wanted to, she can’t shake him.
There are things about Trish that Max doesn’t know, and she’s not going to tell him. She hasn’t told anyone and doesn’t plan on it, thank you very much. But when Trish’s life is ripped apart by a dark piece of her past, will she let Max in? Or will she give up her potential fairytale to protect her already-scarred heart from further damage?
Together We Heal is book #4 in the Rise & Fall series, I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC of this book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
This is the second book I’ve read by this author; I was expecting more of a traditional NA story. But that wasn’t really what I got.
This is still set in the NA age group but it is definitely not your typical college romance.
I loved the fact that Max and Trish was already a couple when this book starts. It totally removed all the fluffy romance and that was perfect for this story.
Both Max and Trish are interesting characters they are both real contradictions in terms and I found their odd relationship incredibly compelling.
This book was surprisingly deep and insightful and I really enjoyed the journey both characters took. This book was incredibly well written and both characters had a distinct ‘voice’ I really enjoyed how their characters self reflected on their issues and really grew and moved forward.
This book is definitely a romance but it’s more of a creep than a sprint, at times Trish’s issues were all consuming and I really felt for Max. But talking about Max, well I’m not sure they make too many guys like that!!! Hus patience and enduring love for Trish was beautiful.
I enjoyed this book, it had moments where it felt a little self helpy but overall I just found it incredibly sweet.
By the time it finished I was just really glad that Max and Trish got a resolution and a tentatively happily ever after.
Together We Heal gets 4 stars from me.
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