Sunday, July 13, 2014

Innocents (Dusty #1) by Mary Elizabeth

First of all I want to start by saying I never read the FanFiction or any spoilers so for me these characters were completely new and so were my reactions to them.

This is the story of Dusty and Bliss. Bliss comes from a family of love. Her parents love her.
Dusty comes from a family who appeared together but his parents are unhappy. Dusty remembers conversations between them when he was very little. I believe their unhappiness is what made him turn into what he becomes as a teenager.

Bliss met Dusty's sister when they were just kids, they become fast friends and Dusty is always around them but Dusty is older than them and when he becomes a teenager his hormones run loose and mixed with alcohol and drugs it only makes things worse for Bliss when she falls for him.
And Bliss falls for him hard.
She has a front seat to his self destructive behavior and she's the one who's hurt the most by his lying/omitting/broken promises.

The only thing that prevents me from being upset at Bliss or feeling like she was a doormat, is her age. She gets a pass in this novel.
I just don't know for how long I can feel this way. After all by the end of the book she's getting closer to 18.

Dusty, where do I begin? I can see your appeal. I can see why someone would like to stay by you and heal you. I can see why someone will try to protect you, be your softer, saner side. I can see why you turned to drugs to deal with your pain but it doesn't mean I have to like you. In my opinion, you keep hurting the one person you professed to love and I think she deserves better.

My rating will be mostly about the writing. I think the writers have crafted a true picture of innocent love in it's beginning. I'll read the next one in hopes of Bliss getting a backbone, maybe even dating someone she doesn't have to hide with. I'm not sure I want Bliss with Dusty in the end unless he makes some better choices in his life.  Like I said before, Bliss deserves better.

"Morning, sunny side girl"

4/5 Fangs
A complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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