First comes a nickel,
Then comes a shove,
Then comes loss only conquered by his love.
This is the story of my first true love. The story of how the boy next door protected me, became my best friend, stole my heart, and rescued me from my darkest despair.
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Loved this book!
Do you ever wonder how to write a well written novella? Well, Faith Andrews’ First Came You is a prime of example of what you SHOULD do. This short story is a very powerful and well written novella. It has everything you want for a good read and packs a punch in such a small amount of words! This is actually the first thing by Faith I have ever read… *hangs head in shame* I know that is insane since she is one of my favorite Indie Authors- she is fun to socialize with and shoot the breeze with on social media but for whatever some reason, even though I own her books, I have not had the time to sit down and read. Needless to say, that will be remedied ASAP! I cannot believe what I have been missing. This lady can write!! First Came You is a beautiful story of one of the most beautiful and sacred kinds of love: a love that is so rare and beautiful- one that grows from childhood friends to hero worship to head over heels forever. It is deep in a sense that the other person knows every crevice of your soul. That is the connection we have the pleasure of reading as we watch Tommy and Gabriella grow up together. These two are meant to be together and there is never a moment of doubt in that thought despite their situations and harsh realities. This book is brimming with emotion. The thing that blows my mind is that Faith can take so many heavy and harsh realities of life, some that other writers tend to struggle with, and bring it into the story in perfect balance. The things that happen and the time that passes could overwhelm the reader and the story, but instead the pace is perfect and the emotion is authentic. You feel Gabriella and Tommy’s pain through the ups and downs of life, something that tugs on the reader’s heartstrings, yet you never feel like you are overwhelmed with too much. This novella is fantastic. It has meat on the bones, and emotions that will speak to your heart. This love story is stunning in its beauty, hardship, and authenticity. Watching these two grow up and fall in love was wonderful and a story that I will read again and again!
First Came You is a beautiful story of firsts. First Came You follows the story of Tommy and Gabriella. From the moment Gabriella met Tommy, the two of them were destined to be together. Best friends from a young age, their bond only grew as the two of them get older. I loved watching how Tommy and Gabriella’ s relationship grew and changed over the years. Their journey is an emotional one that isn’t always filled with happy moments. A life changing even will throw their relationship off course and will test the strength of their love. First Came You is a quick and easy read for me. I fell in love with the characters and their story. It is an amazing story of first love and how powerful that love can be. How you will never forget it. How that love will always be a part of you. *I received an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*