Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Kira Adams.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ciera Nelson wants what any other outcast wants, invisibility. If she can just make it through the rest of her year with minor incidents and a head held low she will be able to put the hell hole they call school in her rearview. Unfortunately, life has different plans for her.
Topher Carlson is one of the biggest jocks on campus. All the guys want to be him, all the girls want to claim him. When secrets are uncovered, Topher’s life spins wildly out of control.
They are far from friends when the school year begins, but each will impact the other’s life in ways they never dreamed possible. Can Ciera help Topher realize that popularity and status mean nothing in the real world? Can Topher help Ciera learn the true meaning of living?
Sometimes you have to let go to really live. Sometimes being alive means taking risks.
Learning to Live is the first book in the Infinite Love series.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Kira Adams.)
“We made no sense. She was oil and I was water… but somehow, we worked” - Topher
“He taught me how to live and I taught him how to let go.” - Ciera
This was a moving and emotional story of young love, and heartbreak.
I loved Ciera and Topher in this story. Ciera was such a loving person, who would do anything for those that she loved, and while Topher started out as a bit of ass, after a while his true colours really started to shine through. I felt really sorry for Ciera, both with the things she was going through personally, as well as the way she was treated by the ‘A-Team’, and I was pleased when finally someone started to be nice to her, and to not treat her like she didn’t matter.
“Wait… were you kissing me with your eyes open?”
“I was trying to commit this moment to memory. Commit you to memory.”
The storyline in this was really good, I had a feeling early on in the book that something upsetting was coming, and unfortunately I was right. I really felt for both Ciera and Topher as they dealt with the big bad monster in their lives, and I loved how they made every second count.
“I kind of have this list of things I want to try to do within the next couple of months.”
He raises his eyebrows. “Like a bucket list?”
The air between us grows thick. “Yeah, something like that. I just realized I haven’t really been living for a while now, and what better time to start?”
The romance in this was so sweet, and Ciera and Topher made such a cute couple. They really did compliment each other perfectly, and the way they grew to love each other was really special.
“I learn more about you every day,” he murmurs softly.
I tuck my hair behind my ears nervously. “Yeah, I guess you do.”
“I love you,” she whispers.
I swallow, digesting her words. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that I love her.
The ending to this book was really sad and emotional, and it was really sad that the book had to end the way it did. It was a really beautiful kind of sad though, and the epilogue was also fitting.
“You always say that I am the best thing that ever happened to you. But you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.”
9 out of 10