After posting my first review today, I had to post here my review of this book. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read, and Yvvette Edwards, the author, is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.
I really loved this book, and I should have posted my review here and on Goodreads long ago, can’t explain why it took me so long!!
Oh my, what a debut!
This author is someone to follow. What a gift with words; so perfectly constructed characters. The whole atmosphere she creates is so lyrical, so many beautiful sentences, I had to highlight and take notes on my kindle almost in every page.
There are points through the novel where you can actually smell the food she’s describing; listen to Lemon with his thick accent; cry with Jinx.
Abuse and passion crimes, unfortunately, are not new themes to many women; the way they are told here is what makes all the difference.
There’s a beautiful Brazilian song that says, in Portuguese, something like: “Certain songs I listen to/fit so well inside of me/ that I have got to ask/ How I’m not the one who wrote it*”. Well, this is another book that I’d love to have written. 😀 However, I don’t think anyone else would have the sensibility and talent to have written this story.
A masterpiece by Yvvette Edwards.
She’s writing a second book now, and I cannot wait to read it!
Follow Yvvette on Twitter: @YvvetteEdwards