Secret For A Song

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to S.K Falls

Synopsis:

Saylor Grayson makes herself sick. Literally.

She ate her first needle when she was seven. Now, at nineteen, she’s been kicked out of college for poisoning herself with laxatives. The shrinks call it Munchausen Syndrome. All Saylor knows is that when she’s ill, her normally distant mother pays attention and the doctors and nurses make her feel special.

Then she meets Drew Dean, the leader of a local support group for those with terminal diseases. When he mistakes her for a new member, Saylor knows she should correct him. But she can’t bring herself to, not after she’s welcomed into a new circle of friends. Friends who, like Drew, all have illnesses ready to claim their independence or their lives

For the first time, Saylor finds out what it feels like to be in love, to have friends who genuinely care about her. But secrets have a way of revealing themselves. What will happen when Saylor’s is out?

Thoughts:

I was nervous about reading this book, because although it sounded interesting, it’s quite a difficult subject to write about. It makes it a hard book to read. Despite that, it’s a beautiful book and very easy to read.

Saylor could be a very hard character to connect to for some. She does hurt herself and make herself sick for attention. I ended up feeling very sorry for her. I can imagine for the families of sufferers it becomes very infuriating. Right from the beginning I wanted Saylor to begin to cure herself. It wasn’t altogether clear if she did completely stop making herself sick, but things looked like they were beginning to improve for Saylor. I enjoyed how her character developed throughout the story.

The love interest Drew is completely lovable. I really loved Saylor and Drew’s relationship and how they made each other feel better. I really felt for Drew, his degenerative disease caused him to slowly lose all use in his body, but he didn’t let his disease get the better of him. I loved this strong-willed nature, how he was so determined and compassionate towards others. Drew added so much to the story.

The writing was lovely, very easy to read and heart-warming. I loved the ending, it was realistic. It wasn’t a happily ever after or a depressing ending, but an ending where you didn’t know what was going to happen next or what would happen to the characters. This sometimes annoys me with books, but with this one, it felt right.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!- I would recommend Secret For A Song for anyone that enjoys a romance with a bit of a dark edge.

Reading next:
Follow The White Rabbit- Kellie Sheridan

4 thoughts on “Secret For A Song

  1. Yep, some books can pull an ending like that off. I read a romance last year where the love interest died at the end, but it was also a coming of age story so it sort of worked. Great review, really balanced, I might check this out. 🙂

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