Date Read: March 31, 2021
Published: March 25, 2021
Dismayed at what she now has to consider her life, Loriana tries her best to balance it all. The unforeseen death of her mother has her suffocating in grief, feeling as if she’s lost it all. While struggling internally, she smiles on the outside to save face. That’s until she can no longer keep up her façade.When she least expects it, the breath of fresh air she was desperately gasping for is given. On a rollercoaster with her emotions, wondering how her first love became her first heartbreak, she finds herself. Those good days she prayed to God for had finally came around. Blossoming into a young woman, Loriana steps into adulthood with a vengeance. Coming after everything her heart desires, including new love, she holds nothing back.While Projex never thought the fast life he lived would catch up to him, it does and in the worst way. Figuring he can conquer it all, he bites off more than he can chew and finds himself in a jam. Just when things begin to look up, life reminds them that this wasn’t a fairytale. This was real life…from the hood. You either sank or swim.
Whew. Y’all this book started out having me in my feels. It kept me there for a large chunk of it, because the grief was so prominent. You could feel it oozing from the pages, and rightfully so. That would be me. But I loved the people that Loriana had around her. They held her down. Support is everything. Her and Bryshon still gave me heart eyes. Now there were some instances that popped up that foreshadowed parts of the book for me towards the end, BUT even with what I thought I knew, the author proved I didn’t know squat. Now I’m anxiously awaiting part 3 low-key side eyeing the author lol. This book was what I needed.