Dark but not depressing.
Angsty but not hopeless.
Heavy but with a silver lining.
Relevant but not preachy.
And since this is Eli Easton, very heartbreaking yet also very romantic.
There's a reason she is a favorite author of mine.
PS: The mystery aspect felt a little out of place, but I wasn't really bothered by that.
PPS: Brian’s dad can go step on a Lego.
~ 4 stars ~