Published: March 2015
“Love isn’t crazy. Love isn’t a degree of insanity. Love is sanity at its purest. It forces your soul to make a rational choice—a choice to make another person’s happiness your priority, to allow them access to your heart and soul. Letting Ezra go was choosing to love him. Letting him go was the best way you knew how to choose his joy over your own. I can see it in both of you. This love isn’t one that will go down without a fight.”
Seven months is a long time to wait.
Ezra has three goals. There is no choice. He has to get better, for himself and for Aysa.
Except, his best friend Roman has moved in in his absence. He’s given Ezra’s girl a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, and a fighting chance at winning her heart.
Aysa knows who her heart belongs to.
But loving Ezra is no easy task.
Ezra never promised simple, he only promised his heart.
Aysa has two paths in front of her, one carries peace and one carries a love that never ends.
I have to start by saying that I was patiently (and by patiently I mean to say anxiously) awaiting this book to be released. This book picks up 7 months down the road, from “The Breakup”at the end of Sparrows for Free. I felt as though we were picking up with almost two completely different people! That is how much Aysa and Ezra have changed since we last got a glimpse into their lives. So it’s been 7 months and Ezra is trying so hard to be the man he needs to be, and the man Aysa needs as well. Aysa has been busy moving on with her life is such a positive way. I am so proud of her! Other characters are still in play here as were in the first of the Sparrows series, and some I am so glad, are gone for good! (**wink wink**). What is more important in our lives, friends or lovers? Can Ezra win back the girl he loves? Can Aysa maintain her newfound identity amidst all of the events occurring?
I relate to Aysa in this story as well. Most (or all) of her issues with her family have been conjured up in her head. She made the best decisions possible even when it hurt and even when she wasn’t used to making decisions at all! She is trying so hard to figure out who she is in relation to her life, and deciding what she wants for herself. What is she to do, now that her life doesn’t revolve around someone else’s tragedy? I love seeing her come into herself and into the strong person she was always meant to be!
By far the best part of this book is that THERE IS NO MORE CABINET!!! No place left to hide!