I'm not usually one for contemporary romance novels, but wow. This book drew me in from the first page and wouldn't let me go. I loved every second of it, and I might just read it again.
I saw so much of myself in Evie. Forest was able to capture the struggles of being a young woman better than almost every other author I've read. I related to her struggles, even though I've never had my acting career ruined by a viral video. Her experiences were so authentic, and even if I didn't agree with her actions, I understood her motivations.
I loved that this novel was part mystery and part romance, with the main storyline still being Evie's journey of self discovery. She didn't need a man or anyone else to feel fulfilled, and that's not a lesson I see in a lot of YA and new adult books. Sure, she ends up with Milo in the end, but it's on her own terms. Her character development isn't because of a man, a man just happens to be involved in her story.
This novel told a great story, with great characters, and great diversity. I loved every second of this book, and can't wait to see more from Forest.