★★★★★:: 5 Tender Loving Stars::★★★★★
How do you fight for a love so strong when every obstacle imaginable stands in your way?
This book goes beyond the typical realm of romance. It is intriguing, gut wrenching, and beautiful all mixed together. There are many people out there that don’t allow people to have the choice in who they love and Teresa Mummert does an excellent job at bringing this out within the story.
When Ellie and Cara first meet, they assume their relationship will be a typical “step-sister” relationship. But both girls are dealing with such complex demons that having a typical relationship doesn’t occur. Cara is a lesbian, but she hides this aspect of herself from everyone she knows. This is due to the rejection and pain she has dealt with in the past- from parents and friends. Ellie is in pain because her mother was killed and she was sent to live with her father- a man she never had a relationship with. When the two girls finally come together, they realize that they do share a bond. One that is so strong that it can never go away. This doesn’t mean the girls don’t go through challenges to be together. But how and when they get there makes this book memorable and beautiful.
“She was like gravity, and my head was constantly in the clouds. I needed her to keep me grounded.”
This is one of those books that I would highly recommend to all my friends and even family. It opens reader’s eyes into a different world, a different kind of love that we don’t see enough of in romance novels. Mummert deserves a lot of praise for writing this book so eloquently. I just loved it to pieces.
“Love makes you do crazy things, and a broken heart makes you not care about the consequences.”
About the Book:
My life was meticulously planned and I refused to deviate from that path. While my peers were partying, I prepared for the future. Then a tragic event destroyed everything and I learned that while I was looking ahead, I forgot to live in the moment.
Starting over seemed impossible until I met Cara McCarthy, who lived every day like it was her last. She opened my eyes to a world of chaos and disorder. I loved every minute of it. She was also dating Tristan Adams, one of the most gorgeous men I’d ever seen.
The three of us became inseparable. Our parents were oblivious and soon lines became blurred, feelings began to grow, and someone’s heart was going to get broken. I hoped it wasn’t mine.