When I met her, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
We were so young and so passionate.
We studied business in the day and each other’s bodies at night.
We always knew it would end with the semester, so we loved hard with no regrets.
When I met her, I couldn’t get her off my mind.
We were fresh out of college and ready to take on the world.
We fit each other like missing puzzle pieces.
And just when I thought my life was perfect, it got better. She became my wife.
I met my first love while studying abroad in London.
When I moved home, I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again.
Until I met him. The man who became my husband.
The one I promised a lifetime to.
Then, my first love came back into my life …
And I realized that love was bigger than any one man.
When I tasted his lips, I knew getting on that plane would be the hardest thing I’d ever have to do.
I don’t even know where to begin with this review. I don’t read blurbs so going into this book I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into. Even If It Hurts was unexpected in the best way possible and it gutted me from the very beginning to the very last page.
The book is broken up into four parts. Part one is college age Chloe and her experience in London that forever changed it. This part broke me. First love and first heartbreak and such an emotional goodbye. Part two is after London and the course Chloe’s life took. This mends that broken heart from the first part and gives you hope. Part three was emotional for me, it continued to mend and as a reader you continued to fall in love but also felt the pain Chloe felt and the confusion. Part four *insert ugly crying here* DESTROYED ME! I could barely read because I was just in tears.
Even If It Hurts isn’t going to be for everyone, but this book was emotional, it was beautifully written and a truly beautiful story. You feel the love, the pain, the loss, the confusion and every other emotion Chloe felt throughout the story. Every single character in this story is loveable. You fall for Chloe, for Oliver and for Lance. You want to dislike them, but you just can’t. Each of these characters will touch you in some way.
Even If It Hurts is a beautiful, emotional MUST READ!