Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
From author Josefina Gutierrez, of “The Shadow of Loss”, comes a new New-Adult contemporary love story.
I thought my life began when I graduated high school and moved far, far away—okay three hours away. But I was wrong. My life didn’t start until it almost ended.
I’m Cristal Escobedo, twenty-two years old and a former wild child who favors tequila far too much. But that all changed when life happened, and I ended up being responsible for my younger brothers. To top it all off, I think I’m falling in love with my best friend—dammit.
This is my not-so-happy story of how I grew up and got my shit together. My story isn’t filled with a bunch of pretty analogies or hyperboles. The people are real, the hurt is deep, and the love is complicated. People are flawed in the ways that matter; it’s what makes us human.
Review: A complicated read about a not-so-happy story about how carefree, wild child Cristal Escobedo ends up having to give up her previous life, in which she was responsible for no one, and now has to take care of her younger brothers. Throw in a romance storyline, and you get a book that I practically devoured. Great writing, a realistic main character and real struggles. What more can a reader want?