They say forbidden love is the sweetest secret you can keep. The thrill of being in the shadows, the rush that comes with stolen kisses and whispered confessions. But what they don’t talk about are the doubts and deceptions. When you’re constantly lurking in the dark it gets hard to decipher the truths, muddies up a perfect love story and twists it into something vile. Donatello should have been my forever but he let his doubts sully what we had, let them cast me to the same shadows we used to find euphoria in.
He didn’t want me, so I left; went to college and attempted to forget the taste of his lips with someone else’s. Now I’m home for summer break and he wants to rekindle what we had, pretend like he didn’t leave our love to burn out like a forgotten candle. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to taste his forbidden fruit; to let him pull me back into the murky waters of deceit. If he’s expecting me to fall right into his charm though, he has another thing coming; This time around I refuse to be his dirty secret. He will either choose to love me without the shadows or leave me the hell alone.
Know your worth and expect nothing less than that.
ARC REVIEW ➼
I don’t even know where to begin with this review. If you’ve read book 1, My Heart, then you know that there were hints of something going on between Donatello and Delaney. If you haven’t then you’ll still be fine with reading this one. I have been dying for their story and this did not disappoint. Donatello and Delaney’s story is a beautiful, emotional and a soul stealing forbidden romance that I DEVOURED.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED Remy and Delaney’s relationship. He’s her big brother, her father figure and she values his opinions, even if she may disagree with them at times. Despite not liking her choices, he will always be there for her. He is her rock. Her family. The one person who will always be there for her. In turn, Delaney also has a great relationship with Beverly, too. I loved every single moment those two were together.
Another high note for My Life is the back and forth between past and present. We got glimpses of Donatello and Delaney’s relationship from the start, but also got to see their relationship in the present. There is no denying these two have chemistry, however, I wanted to punch Donatello throughout a good chunk of the story. He was such an idiot and I want to hate him, but I can’t. The man was killing it was the bad jokes (I have a thing for terrible jokes).
Delaney, this woman. I loved her. I felt her pain, I wanted to jump into my kindle and hug her and give her some ice cream, candy and wine. I felt such a strong connection to her on a personal level. Her feeling of being unwanted and her heartbreak is something I think every woman has experienced at some point in her life. She is so relatable as a character and so mature for her age.
There is a secondary character in this story who I LOVED and I want to know more about him. He is fantastic and definitely has a story to tell. You’ll know who I’m talking about once you read this, because you can’t miss this character. He is a great friend to Delaney, he was there for her when she needed someone, and honestly you can’t help but love him.
My Life is a forbidden romance MUST READ! I can’t wait to see what’s next from A.J.