RELEASES: MAY 24TH, 2022
I received an ARC of this book, ahead of release, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Content Warnings: Deadnaming, substance abuse, child abuse, grief, PTSD, suicidal ideations, and anxiety.
When I first saw the synopsis for this book, on Twitter, and found out the ARCs were available on Netgalley I quickly sent in my request. I was very lucky to be approved and granted access to this amazing story before its release.
This story had me grinning, laughing, crying, and squealing with glee. I wasn’t even halfway through when I put out a Tiktok, to mutuals, demanding if they’d read the ARC to message me because I needed someone to talk to about this book.
While I was reading I was extremely nervous, as a lot of romance novels are prone to a big third act break up or conflict but was pleasantly surprised that we didn’t have one in this story. We’re able to enjoy a story of being true to oneself and finding love and acceptance both from others as well as from within.
The characters that Viola meets and interacts with, with the exception of Amberglass, are so bold and vibrant that I really hope this is the start of a series. I really just need more of this beautiful world Alexis has written us.
If you want to read a historical romance with witty characters, soulmates reconnecting, being true to oneself, and an epically beautiful love story look no further!