Jackson Thorn was my best friend and worst enemy, but that didn’t stop me from wanting him.
From first words to high school halls, our childhood years braided a bond that wove in a direction neither of us could predict or outgrow.
Forbidden became a word we ignored.
It wasn’t that we didn’t care.
It was that we cared too much.
We had it all planned out.
We thought we could make it.
We thought we’d been careful.
But all we managed to do was prolong the inevitable.
We weren’t only soul mates. We were stitched at the seams, unable to part without losing fragments of ourselves.
Willa and Jackson. Those two stole my heart from the very beginning, then ripped it to shreds, but slowly mended all those broken little pieces.
I loved every single moment of this story. It starts when both Willa and Jackson are just six years old and part one progresses through their lives together until they are 18 and everything completely changes for them. Part two flash-forwards five years into the future and Willa and Jackson haven’t seen each other during that time period, until they are both unexpectedly back into each other’s lives. Their story and their relationship is complicated, messy, full of love and pain and heartbreak.
This book completely destroyed me. I wasn’t expecting to get so emotional over the story or so attached to these characters, but you can’t help it. You just fall in love with them and you want to root for them. Love is so much stronger than any bond and Willa and Jackson have proved just that. You’ll never forget your first love, especially when it is a love that completely consumes every single fiber of your being.
Ella Fields has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future! Hearts and Thorns is a MUST READ and a great way to start the new year.