REVIEWI don't even know where to begin. Well, I'll begin by saying that this book is a tear-jerker. I cried at some point in this book. Small tears didn't roll down my face. I sobbed. I was so emotionally invested at that point that my heart actually felt heavy when I read that part.
This book reminded be a lot of Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles and, of course, every Romeo and Juliet book out there. I'm not saying in a negative tone! I actually like star-crossed lovers! Forbidden love is innocent love.
Faith and Diego both have troubled pasts, very different, but equally troubled. Faith's scars are internal which she hides very well by putting on a facade. Everyone believes her to be the perfect pastor's daughter and she tries to be. Diego's scars are visible. They color his skin and tell you a story about his troubled, even painful, past.
On paper, Faith and Diego would never be considered a perfect couple. That's because they aren't. They are two people from different experiences, different sides of town. However, what these two lovers find in each other is what keeps them together. They are able to find someone who accepts them--with scars and everything else.
The odds are against these lovers, but their love ends up being stronger that all the obstacles that are thrown in their way.
Diego has to deal with Cuban cartels and gangsters from his neighborhood. This added a very dramatic and suspenseful feel to the book, it also made their relationship stronger.
Can I please admit my love for Melissa, Faith's BFF? That girl is so selfless; her only concern was Faith's happiness and was willing to do everything to achieve that. Good thing she has a book coming out soon! Can't wait to read it.
As mentioned before, I love the idea of star-crossed lovers. This was no exception.
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