***** FIVE STARS*****
(ARC kindly provided by author M. Robinson)
This book was simply stunning!!! The story is full of angst and so much beauty. Small town setting, friends to lovers romance and not an easy journey but a love so strong, that you’ll feel it in every part of your body.
Alexandra aka Half Pint, grew up amongst boys. She’s an only child but was never in need of sibling love, because these boys have always loved and protected her fiercely. Out of the four boys there is Lucas, he’s always had a special relationship with Alex; his brown eyed girl.
The story develops as they all grow up together; from climbing up on trees to, first school dances, puberty, etc…
Alex always wanted to be one of the boys. She had the attitude to fight anybody who wanted to treat her like a girl but when she starts to recognize the nature of her feelings for Lucas, she wants nothing more than for him to stop hanging around other girls and notice her.
Lucas is a total alpha male and gorgeous. He adores Alex. When he was young he struggled with his feelings for her, but he always thought of her as his. As they all grow up, everyone can see they have a really strong connection that goes beyond friendship.
When they become of an appropriate age, the boys still think of Alex as a little sister and they don’t want Lucas and his Casanova tendencies hurting Alex. Their parents want them to experience life before trying to change their friendship for a romance. As they say the heart wants what it wants and it’s hard for both Lucas and Alex to keep those feeling hidden. As time goes by, everything around them only becomes complicated.
The beauty of this story is how unpredictable it is. The level of angst will keep you at the edge of your seat and most likely you will devour this book in only one day. I loved the complexity of the characters and the intensity in the story. Also the realness of it all gripped my heart.
Another wonderful aspect are the friendships, and the family dynamics between all the characters.
This book will make you feel like you are in a beautiful summer romance; beach, friends and first kisses. Amazing!!!!!
I always love it when an author ventures outside of their genre, and succeeds. M. Robinson is known for Erotica and that she can write it well but I believe this is her best work yet.
Complicate Me releases on September 14th
My Complicate Me music playlist:
*When You Say Nothing At All by Allison Krauss
*It’s Complicated by Keith and Renee
*She Hates Me by Puddle of Mudd
*Storm by Lifehouse
*I loved Her First by Heartland
*Everything by Lifehouse