Book Review, Romance Review

Review: The Summer We Fell by Elizabeth O’Roark

He was my boyfriend’s best friend—and the bane of my existence. I wanted to hate Luke Taylor. I did hate him. I just never hated him enough.

Now, a decade later, tragedy has brought us back to the place where it all happened—my best times, and my worst.

Our lives have changed, but that pull between us is just as strong as ever.

Only this time, it’s more dangerous too.

This story hit me right in the feels because Juliet and Luke are just kids and life really isn’t fair to them at all. Every time something happened, I figured something has to give, things will get better, but then they’d get worse. It was hard to read in places but so worth sticking it out to the end. Bad things happen and Juliet always finds a way to blame herself. Unfortunately, she spends years punishing herself for things that weren’t her fault because she thinks it’s the best way to protect someone she loves.

I loved these characters, even though they made me angry at times but my one criticism is that the story is told solely from Juliet’s POV. It would have been perfect had it included Luke’s as well, even if just sporadically. Even without it, I enjoyed their story. Drew and Josh are still my favorite couple in this world but Luke and Juliet are a close second.

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