Review: Every Rose by Lynetta Halat

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Title: Every Rose
Author: Lynetta Halat
Series: Every Rose #1
Date: February 25th 2013
Pages: 326
ASIN/ISBN: 978143935904
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Every Rose

Reader Beware: If you're not OK with having your guts ripped out and are not a bit of a masochist when it comes to reading, this may not be the book for you. If you're open-minded and willing to have a life-changing experience even if you have to go through the wringer emotionally, this is definitely the book for you.
What do you do when you realize you were foolish enough to throw away true, unconditional love? 
Lorraina Dabney turns her back on her creativity and tumultuous upbringing to embark on a college career that will lead her to law school and to becoming what she values most in life—a controlled, powerful, respected woman. When she stumbles upon her childhood friend's artwork, she feels inspired to reconnect with him and her former self. This onslaught of emotion will send Lorraina in a tale-spin to figure out exactly why she abandoned all that she was, all that she could've been.
Coming from his own chaotic upbringing, Michael falls quickly and deeply in love with Lorraina at a tender age. Even her rejection can't stand in the way of his obsession. When she starts to date other boys, however, Michael finally relents, causing him to spiral further into a world filled with violence, drugs, alcohol, and women. Realizing this lifestyle will only lead to his further estrangement from Lorraina, Michael sets about to turn himself around before going to get his girl. 
Michael Bang will have Lorraina questioning everything.

My Thoughts:
I will repeat the first thing that was said to me when I told a group I had purchased this one.. Make sure you have a lot of tissues!

I started the book this morning before heading into work, and while I was reluctant to leave Michael and Lorraina, I knew that I only had a short four hours till I could join them again.

I couldn't wait to get back to them and as soon as I walked in the door I grabbed my kindle and immersed myself back in their story.

After reading Lynetta's Used, I really was wanting something to kind of decompress from the feelings I was left with. But I got a whole other mess to deal with. I laughed and cried. Boy did I CRY, I haven't loved/hated a book so much in almost 4 years! I loved that Lorraina finally realized what she wanted and took steps to get it, and I LOVED the time Michael and her spent together, but I HATED the twist that was thrown in there. 

I know I've said this numerous times, but I cried for the last 30% of the book, and for at least 45 minutes after I finished, even now typing up this review I keep remembering bits and tear up. This is one that will stick with me for a while and I will come back to read it again.

My Rating: 


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