“I thought loving someone meant letting go, but by the time I learned that loving someone means fighting for them too, it was too late.”
Jase is the boy next door who befriended Emiline as they bonded over their messed up lives. Then they became more when they get older. Except Jase is her best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Emiline is gifted a debut novel from a mysterious author J. Colby. It’s a bestseller and Em in hooked from the first page because the novel follows Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road in their impoverished, rural town. It very much patterns her dark and broken childhood. Meaning “J. Colby” must be Jase. Is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?
Goodness. Another fantastic, completely gripping story by Renee Carlino. All. The. Feels. Renee has a gift of developing characters and plot lines that make you emotionally invested. Her stories plant inside your heart so deeply. Jase. What a character! He’s perceptive and compassionate. Selfless and despite all his life, he kept getting sweeter and sweeter. Jase and Em’s lives had some ugly but they made their scars beautiful. Another tear jerker! Take my heart, Renee Carlino. Swear on This Life is a must read for fans of Abby Jimenez and Colleen Hoover.
🎶 Song: Color Me In by Damien Rice 🎶