Thursday, August 26

Winter Longing by Tricia Mills

Summary: A plane crash in Alaska takes
Winter’s first love away forever . . .

When Winter's boyfriend is killed in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, she's robbed of the future she'd only just allowed herself to believe might be hers. Winter and Spencer had been destined for one another. And after his death, Spencer's presence continues to haunt her.

But when her next-door neighbor becomes an unlikely friend, Winter begins to accept all that she can't change. Can she open herself to a new future . . . and a possible new love?

My Thoughts: Oh My. Have you ordered this book yet? If you answer NO to that, you need to right now. Yes, it is that good. The setting is Alaska and I adore books set in Alaska, makes you feel like you are really there. We are introduced to Winter who is a teenage girl who has been lusting after Spencer for years upon years. He's one of her best friends. She reveals her feelings, kisses him, so excited for whats to come. Great, right? The next day she finds out his plane went down. He's dead. She's so torn apart. She's depressed. Shes trying to hold on with the help of her best friend, her parents, schoolmates, and her next door neighbor Jesse. Winter has never liked Jesse much, thinking he's a jerk and conceited. He dates the snob that Winter can't stand. In other words, she just does not like the guy much. He lives next door to her and she's barely talked to him. Things turn around when Jesse sees how much pain Winter is in and he tries to be there for her, tries to talk to her, tries to comfort her.

Winter realizes that maybe Jesse isn't so bad after all and she starts thinking about him more. They become friends. But than there is the realization of Spencer. How can she even remotely like another guy when her heart is supposed to belong to Spencer. She still longs for him but she's so confused. He's dead, what can she do?

This book was emotional. By about page 40 I was in tears. Yes, tears rolling down my cheeks. By the middle of the book I was smiling. This was such a roller coaster. I could relate to Winter. I could feel her emotions. I wanted Jesse, I wanted Spencer!

I liked the relationship between Jesse and Winter. I liked their conversations. I liked the way he made me feel. The conversations were as sweet as candy. But, I also liked the flashbacks of Spencer. I mean, come on, the boy sent her 2 Valentine's Day cards, sweet. But than there is Jesse, who followed her home after the funeral of Spencer. Decisions, Decisions.

This book was amazing. If you haven't read Tricia's other book Heartbreak River, I suggest you do.

Overall: One of the best books I've read this year. This is a definite book you should buy. Its also in paperback for those of you who buy books on a budget! Wonderful! Captivating! Amazing!

Cover: Love it! Its actually really cute the way he is kissing her forehead.

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Cleo said...

This book sounds really good! I'd like to tell you that I have chosen you for the One Lovely Blog Award :) You can come pick it up here:

Have a nice weekend!

Tammy (The Book Fairy's Haven) said...

Oh wow, this book sounds so awesome! Going to add this to my TBR pile right now! Lovely, lovely review.

Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

I've got this one and plan to read it very soon!


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