Emotional Love Story

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Salt and Sugar was about so much more than just a happy, young love romance. There were moments that brought me to tears as I got to see the grief these characters experienced. There was something about this story that took me on an emotional rollercoaster, with all the ups and downs. I laughed, I cried, but most of all, I was touched. I had a beautiful experience reading this book, and I didn't want it to stop.

The enemies-to-lovers trope is one of my favorites. I find that there is something heartwarming when characters get over their preconceived notions, when they start to see the truth, not just what they have always wanted to believe. The characters in this book had to do that a lot due to the feud between the families. But they never really knew each other. They never got to see the person behind the tainted view of the feud. But then they did. It happened gradually, without a strong presence, just the way I like it. Then they had to fight to save so much more than just their homes, but also their relationship.

The other elements of love and friendship throughout the community was touching. They gave a whole new definition to family. They had their blood relatives, but also their community family. I really wish we had seen more of those connections explored and brought into the story.

While I did enjoy some characters more than others, I could see a purpose behind each and every one of them. They each brought their own life to the story. I felt like I really knew all of them.

One of the great things about books is getting to see a different world from your own. I actually could vividly picture everything from this book. I could see the culture throughout the story even though I haven't really read much having to do with it. It was great to see. I felt like I was there, experiencing this story. Perhaps that is why I got to emotional invested in the story.

Sadly, it couldn't go on forever, but it is one I hope to read again and again. Maybe we will see more of these characters in the future? I certainly hope so. I will definitely check out any other books from this author in the future based on this amazing book. I highly recommend!