Truth, love finds you.
Truth, love leads you.
Truth, love heals you.
Truth, love breaks you.
For college student Kensie, finding love hasn’t been easy. With a father she’s estranged from she finds it difficult to trust men, and with a past she’s ashamed of she is unable to trust herself. Kensie feels irrevocably stagnant with an unending desire to move. That is, until she meets August, and her life is set into motion.
After a tragic accident, August gave up on living. A captive to his guilt, he is unable to move on from his past. Then he finds a reason in Kensie. She awakes every dormant fiber of his being, but will she want him once she discovers he is everything she fears most?
This is Kensie’s journey of learning to trust and August’s journey of learning to let go of his guilt and move forward. This is a well written, smooth flowing debut novel for Kimberly. We were able to see into who Kensie and August are and what makes them who they are from their friendships and their relationships (or lack thereof) with their family. Their friends are their glue, their rocks that keep them held together and grounded in times they feel like drifting. The beautiful metaphors of truth spoke to me through their power. I felt such rage towards Kensie’s Dad, and Kensie found her way to accept her circumstances and keep moving forward, which takes strength. I was shocked and felt deep sorrow when hearing August’s traumatic past. I felt the connection between Kensie and August, but the length of time they knew each other seemed longer (due to the length of the novel) than the actual time that had spanned throughout their story. There were areas that could’ve been shortened (relationship build-up and August leaving at odd times) to add for more depth in areas such as sharing their pasts and how they plan to move forward together with their family and friends, and also as a couple. What will stick with me? August being her wind and knowing her wind will take her wherever she wants to go. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 3.5 stars