Sunday, July 19, 2020
When the Stars Lead to You, by Ronni Davis
But some things have changed. Ashton is fighting serious inner demons and Devon risks being swept away by his battle with depression. And while family and friends on both sides try to intervene, in the end it comes down to Devon herself to make things right.
This is probably a book best avoided if you like your characters to behave rationally, because as much as one can understand the temptations that Devon is dealing with, her choice of a first love is pretty poor. Never mind his clinical depression, this boy is manipulative and controlling. He's really bad news. As book smart and well-adjusted as Devon is, it's painful to watch her going down a rabbit hole for hormones and romantic fantasy. But it's also painfully realistic and as much as we would all insist it would never happen, we all have either been there or know someone who has. In sum, uncomfortable reading and, if that is your idea of a good romance, pretty intoxicating stuff!