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We are Us by Tara Leigh (Book Review)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 Stars)

I fell in love with a beautiful, broken boy.

His whispered words of love were the sweetest of lies.

He gave me his heart and destroyed mine.

I am his.

I fell in love with the beautiful man who broke me.

His boldly spoken vow was the cruelest of cages.

He gave me his name and destroyed my soul.

He is mine.

The boy I once loved is now a man.

The man I once loved is now gone.

We are us.

I have been called many things.

Victim. Survivor. Daughter. Sister. Wife.

Now I am called something else.

Murderer.

Believe it or not, this is our love story.

I went into We are Us expecting a sort of angsty, sorta sweet second-chance romantic suspense. And what I got was an intense rollercoaster ride that left me, in this order: curious, happy, so happy, confused, angry, very angry, sad, completely devastated, desolate, angry again, confused again, intrigued again, really emotional, and finally relieved that I survived this beautiful yet wicked tale.

More than just a book, We Are Us is an experience. I cannot praise Tara Leigh enough for her majestic writing in this book. Just like her main character Poppy, I was constantly debating what is right and fair, and how we react to certain events in our life.

I don’t want to say too much about the plot, because I think this book is truly best enjoyed with little information. But, the main storyline is about Poppy and Gavin, two kids that built a very strong connection at age 13. We follow them around until they are 18 and planning to go to college together. A series of events bring them apart, and the long way back to what they had is an emotional and intense story that is impossible to put down.

Thank you so much Social Butterfly PR and Tara Leigh for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Find the book here

I tend to add trigger warnings to my reviews when possible, but please beware of spoilers below. Seriously, like major spoilers.

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trigger warnings for sexual and emotional abuse, bullying, alcohol poisoning, bulimia, gaslighting, miscarriage, drug abuse, cheating

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