Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Love Me Back...

Michelle Lynn brings you back to your childhood with 2 young girls, Maddy 'Madgirl' and MacKenna playing MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House) while waiting for the other siblings to get done with football practice which is the highlight of the small town of Belcrest. 

With each chapter you delve deeper into the history between this group of friends and their 'Littles,' which is what the younger siblings were playfully referred to as. You root for the young love between Trent Basso and Maddy from the beginning, while seeing his selfish side as they grow up and reunite - you still feel the longing that Maddy feels.

Maddy didn't have the picture perfect childhood spending a lot of time in the Basso household becoming a part of the family. Mr. & Mrs. Basso even drove Maddy to college her freshman year.

At first, the attention that Gabe Basso gave to Maddy seemed innocent enough. He playfully referred to Maddy as "Trent's Girl," and slowly you saw it develop into more. I respect the attempts at getting him brother to step up to the plate, but by the end, I was rooting for Gabe.

This story pulled at your heart strings more than most romance books will. Everyone has their hurdles to jump over. Everyone has preconceived notions as to what the outcome should be. But, life is too short to worry about everyone OVER yourself.
As you may have learned, I adore quotes. This one
particular one from Maddy's Dad stuck with me. 

Overall, a great book. I did not think I was going to like the switching back and forth from past to present; but about halfway through the book I was eager to learn more. The scenes at the cemetery brought tears to my eyes, as did the tense scenes between Maddy and her mother as well as Maddy and Momma Basso.

I cannot wait to dive into Michelle Lynn's Invisibles series.

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