Monday by E.L. Todd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Emotionally charged novel that is more than just a romance. This novel is about the struggles we face with true to life characters. Hawke has difficulty coming to terms with his aggressive tendencies after growing up in a physically abusive home. Frankie comes into his life and is a breath of fresh air for him. Hawke has never been in a relationship before but that all changed with Frankie. There is no denying the connection between them is strong. Frankie refuses to let him go and is the best influence on Hawke.
There's a transformation that takes place in Hawke after he meets Frankie and it changes him for the better. He sees what a normal family is really like when he is around Frankie, her brother, and their grandmother Yaya. Hawke's mom is still living in the abusive home that he escaped from and she keeps drawing him back every time his father drinks. What hurts him the most I believe is Hawke has the same temper as his father and doesn't know how to control it. Although he vows not to be anything like his father. I can't help but feel sadness for his damaged childhood. Struggling with his overwhelming emotions, Frankie is his rock keeping him grounded.
The book ends on a sad note but luckily it's only part one of a series so the next book, Tuesday is a continuation - thank goodness!! I can't wait to get started on reading what happens next between Hawke and Frankie. Is their bond strong enough to endure the fear and pain Hawke is experiencing? How will Frankie come to terms with his big move?
I'm rating Monday a 4 out of 5 stars because this was an enjoyable read and made me feel emotionally invested in the characters. Hawke is the most realist character in a book I've met. So many men can relate to his childhood and life.
I received this ebook from the author for an honest review.
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