Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: The First Time is the Hardest by L. A. Cotton

The First Time is the Hardest

by L. A. Cotton

New Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook & print, 116 pages
July 6, 2016 by Delesty Books
Austin Brothers #0.5

Mila Austin and her best friend, Lucas Gennery, made a pact: graduate college, return home, and start the rest of their lives … together.

One phone call changed everything.

Now, Mila is back in Radeno, Texas, lost and alone with an ache in her heart eased by the one person she shouldn't get close to—Lucas’s older brother, Ryan.

Grief bonds them, tethers them in a way Mila didn't see coming, and when it's time to let go, she's not sure if she can.

Because finally letting go of Lucas could mean losing Ryan as well.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the first time is the hardest.

My Thoughts

Let me be honest here. I don't usually like story in which grief changed the way you see people that you spent uncaring for most of that person's life.

It was quite a difficult read for me especially when someone you love died in the very beginning. It made me grab tissues. 

Lucas died. 
My emotion immediately ran high from the very first moment. It was very heart-wrenching and I don't know how to live with that kind of emotion. Losing someone that you plan to spend the rest of your live is not easy. Heck, I don't even know what would I do.

What Mila felt was real and I can't stop flipping the pages until the end, but again I don't really feel the same way with her. The author took quite a risk to write this story. I won't move on that easily but apparently she did. Thankfully this story doesn't start with Lucas but it's immediately to his death so I'm not that attached to him.

The writing style is pretty good but this is not the book for me.

If you like this kind of story, grab one for sure.

About the Author

Contemporary romance and romantic suspense … written with feeling

L.A. Cotton is author of contemporary romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful reads full of angst, tension, twists and turns. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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