It’s time for you to crush on the tattooed giant with the big heart.
“𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲. 𝐈 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐞, 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥; 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐈 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬.” – Goodreads review
𝗦𝗵𝗲’𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲. 𝗛𝗲’𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘆. 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝘅 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱?
I used to wonder if there was something wrong with me, because there was 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 wrong with me. I’m a happy, well-adjusted, laid-back guy, or so I always thought. The reality, though, is I’ve been coasting through life, not thinking or feeling, just 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨.
That is until everything goes wrong, and Emi comes crashing into my life in the worst way possible. Yet for all the drama, angst, and heartache she brings with her, she’s also shown me what it means to be human—to feel, love, and hurt. She’s taught me what it meant to be 𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦.
She’s so fragile, yet she’s also the strongest person I know—a true survivor. She’s been to hell and back but wakes up every morning ready to fight another day.
And when tragedy strikes and my perfect world falls apart, she’s the one helping me pick up the pieces. Yet each time she needs me to be there for her, she pushes me away.
But I refuse to just walk away. She’s taught me that real life isn’t easy, and if something’s worth wanting, it’s worth fighting for.