I LOVE BRIGID KEMMERER!
Emma Blue loves designing and playing video games. She’s created a fairly successful video game, but her success comes at a price. As a girl in the video gamer world, Emma is constantly harassed and when one troll takes it to another level, Emma doesn’t know who to turn to. Her parents’ relationship is rapidly crumbling and she’s certain her best friend’s “perfect” family could never understand.
Rev Fletcher is constantly battling the demons of his past. While his adoptive parents are supportive and full of love, all it takes is a letter from his abusive father for his memories and fear to come flooding back. When Rev and Emma meet, they bond over shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other and their loved ones will face the hardest test yet: endurance.
I absolutely loved this. I think I even liked it more than Letters to the Lost. It’s hard to say because agh they’re both amazing. While this is technically book #2, each one can stand alone. All that links these two is the characters, Rev shows up in Letters to the Lost as Declan’s best friend. Kemmerer knows how to build beautifully flawed yet resonating characters. I love them for their strengths and weaknesses. The chemistry between Rev and Emma was undeniable and I lived for every interaction they had.
Accidentally, I finished this book in one sitting. I meant to savor it but then I really just needed answers and to see how their story ended. I hope Kemmerer never stops writing contemporaries because all of hers are phenomenal.