Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins


Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins
Released: December 8, 2016


  Finn No matter how cruel it’s been in the past, I’ve never been able to flip fate the bird. I’m a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away.   I don't. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I’m a goner. The owner didn’t give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, explicit poetry—it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.   Halston I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from…   My journal is the one place I can be myself—as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.  

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Finn. Oh, beautiful Finn. I fell in love with him in Slip of The Tongue, the first book I ever read by Jessica Hawkins. After reading that book, I never could manage to get him out of my head. At the end of that book, the author got a lot of feedback, requesting a book for Finn, to continue his story, to give him a happier ending. When the book The First Taste was announced, we all jumped with the joy at the idea of a new story, featuring some of the characters we had gotten to meet in Slip of The Tongue.  Although that books was absolutely amazing, I was a little bummed because there was still no end in sight for Finn. And oh, how I wanted Finn to have the happily ever after that he deserved.

I was so insanely excited when the announcement when out for Yours To Bare. I was finally getting my Finn! I eagerly awaited the release of the book and, my goodness, it did not disappoint. It was strange reading Finn's story and thinking of Sadie in the past tense, reading how hurt he was by her, after everything that happened. But I think Halston (isn't that such a pretty name?) was a great addition to his life. She wasn't easy. She was a little broken herself and they balanced each other out in a way. They were an anchor for each other in the moment that they needed one the most.

Finn and Halston's story is such an amazingly beautiful one and I couldn't get enough of it. It was nice to see these characters find one another in their creativity. His photography with her writing. It was a beautiful meld of two worlds and they complimented each other well. They also displayed a great example of how two people can come together in the social media age and make something out of nothing. It was nice to see a couple of characters not be stuck in "traditional" jobs.  They did something with Instagram, something that a lot of people make a living with this day and age and it I loved that that real world aspect was included in their story.

Overall, I am insanely happy and I feel like this was a beautiful continuation of Finn's story. Halston was a little rough around the edges at times but I also think that that was part of what made her real and made her relateable.

Yours To Bare was absolutely beautiful story about two heartbreakingly beautiful characters and I couldn't get enough. 

Rating: 4 Stars
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