Review ♥ Gus by Kim Holden

June 23, 2016 Angela Enemies to Lovers, New Adult, Reviews, Romance

Review ♥ Gus by Kim HoldenGus (Bright Side, #2) by Kim Holden
Series: Bright Side #2
Published by Do Epic LLC on May 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 389
Format: Audio book
five-stars

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The journey that began in top-rated, best-selling Bright Side, continues ...

This is the story of Gus.
Losing himself.
Finding himself.
And healing along the way.

“ … but the honest-to-God truth is I don’t even know how to function anymore. Bright Side wasn’t only my best friend; she was like my other half ... the other half of my brain, the other half of my conscience, the other half of my sense of humor, the other half of my creativity, the other half of my heart. How do you go back to doing what you did before, when half of you is gone forever?”

I think Bright Side is a flawless book, so even though I was curious about what happens next with Gus, I was hesitant to read this continuation of the story. I mean, how does an author successfully follow up an emotional five-star read? I have no idea, but Kim Holden makes it look easy with Gus.

“How do you go back to what you did before, when the other half of you is gone forever?”

Gus is barely coping after his devastating loss. His pain is palpable, raw and very real, and it’s difficult to see this once vibrant and carefree man struggling to find his way again. Fortunately, the majority of the book is uplifting. Gus is every bit as wonderful—funny, talented, sensitive and loyal—as he was in the previous book. He loves with his entire heart, body, and soul, and I defy you not to fall in love with him more and more.

Scout is rigid and deeply scarred emotionally. She and Gus are like oil and water, but their transformation from enemies to friends is quite heartwarming. They help support each other as both try to live a fearless life full of joy and purpose.

If you’ve read the previous book you already know that Gus has the mouth of a sailor. The cursing shouldn’t come as a surprise, but prepare yourself for some serious steam. This book is about a thousand times sexier and hotter than Bright Side.

Once again Kim Holden proves herself to be a superb storyteller. Grief is a process, and the story unfolds at a leisurely pace that is realistic and satisfying. There are no plot twists, no forced drama just for the sake of angst, but this book has all the feels! I couldn’t ask for a more perfect conclusion.

 

Recommended for fans of:
Emotional stories
Rock star romance
Survivors

five-stars

About Kim Holden

Kim Holden

I (Kim Holden) live in the greatest city in the world: Denver, Colorado. Some of my favorite things: reading, writing, the two coolest guys on the planet (my husband and son), my bicycle, Facebook, iced coffee, and music. I also love dreaming. And speaking of dreaming, I have a bit of advice for anyone reading this … follow your dreams. It’s never too late. Get started today … heck get started RIGHT NOW! Make your dreams reality.

I love to hear from fellow readers. Love. It. Please come find me. We’ll hang out. It’ll be fun.


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