By- Lindy Zart
Publication Date-September 6th, 2013
There are three absolute truths in Grayson Lee’s life:
1. His existence was a mistake.
2. No one is good enough for his best friend, Lily Jacobs, especially not him.
3. He loves her anyway.
Review by Angela
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The story of Grayson and Lily is about a once in a lifetime kind of love. Grayson wants to be with Lily as more than friends but he’s leaving to go to California soon to go to college. He can’t stand the thought of leaving Lily behind if he were to give in to his urges and desires to be with her. But it’s also killing him not being with her.
This story has lots of angst, tension, humor, romance, and feels. It is a heart wrenching read that at times leads to major frustration. There are times where you are yelling at the characters to stop and just get together and stay together. However, at the same time, you understand what and why they are behaving this way. It still frustrates the hell out of you when you are reading it.
I loved this book and thought that it was supremely well written and that Lindy did a great job with the realness of the characters. I felt what they felt and I genuinely cared about them as people, not 2-dimensional entities on a piece of paper. Lindy has a beautiful way of writing and weaving words together that leaves me in awe.
“I do know, whatever else I do or do not, is that I don’t want this to end. Months, years from now, I want this, will always want this – this being with Lily. I want to wrap myself in her and live her, breathe her, my heart beat for her. And I do. And it does.”
I give Incomplete 5 books.
Series- Incomplete # 2
By- Lindy Zart
Publication Date- March 15, 2014
Genre- New Adult Romance
If the truth sets one free, why does Lily Jacobs feel so trapped?
She’s learned doing the right thing isn’t always best and now she is living the consequences of her greatest sacrifice. Every day since Grayson Lee left is one she wishes he hadn’t. Years have gone by since their friendship turned to more and then was eradicated by Lily alone; enough time for their young love to fade. Only it hasn’t, not for Lily.
Now he is back and seeing him is devastating to her at the same time it is rapture. She tries to accept that they cannot be together, but everything inside her shouts that they should be; that they only fit with each other. And so she has to accept the greatest truth of all: She loves him still. She loves him enough not to let him go this time.
Review by Angela
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
While Incomplete was written from Grayson’s point of view, Complete is the continuation and is told in Lily’s point of view. We finally get to hear what is going on in her brain and maybe find out why she chose to tell Grayson to leave. I mean, I know why she chose to tell him to leave, but did she really want him to leave? That is the $10 million question!
I enjoyed reading the story from Lily’s perspective and to hear about her feelings first hand. It was nice to see how her life has changed since Grayson left and to delve inside her psyche for awhile. Lindy has done another awesome job in telling this tale. The writing is magnificent and poetic.
“Do you see how the river never really has an ending or a beginning? It just flows every direction with no clear path?”
“Yes.” I am a little breathless with our bodies so close and the heat of his seeping into mine despite our layers of clothing.
“That’s us. There is no beginning and there is no end. Even if you are one side of the water and I am the other, eventually we will merge. We are as powerful as the waters, Lily, as free as the waves. And there is no separation of us. Waves crash, recede, but never fall away, not completely. We always come back to each other and we always will. Like water, we mesh, we flow into one, we are one. You and I are interwoven; two souls that fit together as a single entity.”
The love that Grayson and Lily have for each other is one that everyone hopes to have just a smidge of in their lives. It is also one that people can relate to because of the heartache of having and losing your first love. We’ve all been there and we can identify with it on a deep, personal level. Lindy does a great job representing that in both of these books. She knows heartache, love, and heartbreak. She also knows how to deliver a happily ever after. Complete gets 5 books.
About the Author
Lindy Zart has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work.