Kaidan Sordell, a childhood friend, is there to pick up the pieces and help Adria mend her wounds. His affection for her has gone unnoticed for so long that he’s not sure if he’ll ever have the nerve to tell her how he truly feels.
With the last summer before adulthood upon them, Adria and Kaidan decide to seek out the Temple of the Red Mare. The legendary tales of it revealing a heart’s truest desire is too tempting for lovelorn Adria to pass up.
Will she realize, though, that what she’s looking for has been trekking beside her all along?
She prayed that Lando was thinking of her from wherever he was. If only she could be by his side right now! Someday, my bond with Lando will be part of the night sky. We’ll be the most brilliant pair in the universe. Wanderers will rely upon us to guide them back to their homes.
The author does a great job of showing us what being seventeen years old feels like though the eye of the characters Adria and Kaidan. Kaidan thinks he knows what he wants for his future but then Adria's actions and her delief in love changes their lives, ultimately for the best. Adria is like most girls when it comes to love. Only after being hurt and sick does she realize what true love is. This is my favorite quote from the book..
"Somebody once told me that when you're meant for each other, you don't fall. You rise. You become a better person and go out of your way to wow your partner. Love always brings you up, not kicks you down."
There were lots of laughing out loud moments and moments that caused my eyes to water. This is the first book of the authors I have read but I will be watching for his next book.
About the Author: Jake Bonsignore is the author of multiple novels, including Empyreal Illusions, Awakening the Fire, and The Lioness. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with magna cum laude honors. Outside of his literary pursuits, he enjoys playing sports and is a fitness enthusiast. He is currently working on his next book.