Sunday, 5 February 2017

LA Cotton - The First Time is the Hardest (Austin Brothers 0.5)

*Review by Susan

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.

From the very first page l just had this feeling I was going to fall in love with this story. And I truly did. Head over heels!

Lucas Gennery was my best friend.
He was supposed to be my everything.
My future. 
And he was gone. 

This absolute tearjerker of a story sees the devastating loss of a best friend, a brother and a much loved son. The impact of that loss is felt by everyone...

I was broken.
Something had changed inside me.  My heart continued to beat, but I felt lifeless.  A living rag doll going through the motions.

But as Mila and Ryan try to navigate their way through their shared grief, they find something between each other that neither expected...

Two people brought together in painful circumstances, finding solace in one another, realising that maybe, just maybe, there was more than losing someone they loved between them.  

A truly amazing and beautiful story of coming to terms with loss, not overcoming grief...(because I don't think anyone ever overcomes losing someone they love) and the future. I truly adored it and read in one sitting....would highly recommend a box of tissues as soon as you one click!   

Five stars doesn't seem enough! 

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Get your copy of The First Time is the Hardest here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.


I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.

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