Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
It’s quite the thing for a MC’s experience with anxiety to remind you of some of the aspects of your own journey…it’s both heavy & affirming.
Mazey Eddings’s A Brush with Love lovingly & fiercely shows that people with mental health challenges are loved & deserved to be loved, by others & themselves.
I know I’ve said this before but I’m (really) happy to be with someone who’s loved me when my anxiety was at its most debilitating & scary. I’m also happy to read books where characters find the same 🧠💜.
It’s not always easy to read Harper—the heroine—struggle, especially when to her, succeeding in school & in life seems predicated on control.
It’s also not always easy to see the hero, Dan, figure out how he can be happy under the weight of familial obligation.
But I love the journey they go on, how they both realize the strength they have & the life they could have.
There’s so much I really enjoyed about this book & how much it seems to pulse with empathy & heart.
If you like insta-feelings, “real” portrayals of friendship (including a toilet scene between friends 😅), a hero who’s pretty gone for the heroine from the beginning, a moment of support during a panic attack, & a sweet epilogue, this one might be for you. It’s very emotional & earnest; it’s about messy people (as in, humans in general are messy & also beloved) & hope & love, & I’ll celebrate those all day long.
4.5 ⭐️. Release date: 03/01
Give me that HEA, please.
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