I am most impressed that this is a debut novel. It is superbly written. I was immediately immersed in the story and had a hard time putting it down. When it comes down to it, I am a romantic and I love to lose myself in a quality love story. I particularly like that it is not all sugar and spice and all things nice. It is raw and emotional and complicated. It just felt believable.
Spinella did a fantastic job on character development. Although I never really connected with Mia, she truly fascinated me. She was an interesting and complex character. Flynn worked his way under my skin fairly early in the book. I would not say I found him lovable but I was oddly attached to him. Together, they are dynamic.
I highly recommend reading this book. You don’t have to be a fan of romance to enjoy it. It is really a finely crafted, beautiful story. What an absolutely remarkable debut. I will be reading more by Laura Spinella for certain.