Warning: Cliffhanger (I am currently constantly stalking the author for news – and this hasn’t even released yet!)
Life-changing love almost feels like an invasion.
I won’t bore you with details about the mysterious medical issues I’ve had over the last year; the sudden severe allergies to food and medication, the sleep paralysis. All I’ll tell you is that they turned my life upside down.
But I’m a rational person.
Naturally, I assumed that my mind was playing tricks on me when I saw the strange figures standing over me.
But it felt so freakishly real; especially one face in particular that always stayed with me long after I woke up.
Something about him always drew me in and I knew he was different. He made me feel different.
All my life, romance has felt like something that was reserved for everyone but me. I’d accepted that the only love in my life would be experienced through my artwork.
Now I’m questioning everything I know about myself, about reality, and especially about love.
“You are late,” he said with narrowed eyes. “I had to step away for a moment. I have a constricting schedule today.”
“You’re sorry? I’m freaking glowing!” I said holding my arms out.
I wanted exactly one thing from this book: an initially creepy, yet ultimately endearing romance. I got that, and it also made all the other dreams I didn’t know I could even dream to wish for come true. I loved this. I want more of it. I need more of it. No seriously, do me a favour and preorder this so I can get book two. The only way I get book two is if you guys buy it. I need book two.
I need it now.
The first thing you should know that this is utterly ridiculous and you should not take it seriously. Just enjoy the ride. If you take it in the vein it is meant to be taken in, and allow yourself to have fun, you’re going to have a lot of fun.
The second thing you need to know is that I need book two.
The characters are interesting. There is the lonely artist, Natalia, who is experiencing massive health problems and feels even more alone for them. She cannot eat anything except fruits and vegetables, pretty much. She is also experiencing some wicked problems with her sleep. Then there is the “emotionless” alien doctor, Korin, that wakes her up during one of her “nightmares” (read: abductions) and comforts her. And then they grow closer and fall in love because this is a romance, and I just love the dynamic they have together.
I also was utterly not prepared for the twist at about the exact middle of the book. I can’t say anything, because it is spoilers. I would love to be able to talk about it. But I can’t. Because it is spoilers. I need to be able to talk about it. But I can’t. Because it is spoilers. The first half of the book and the second half of the book are so completely different from each other, and it all hinges on that event in the book where I slammed down my tablet, went “No fucking way, you got to be kidding me, what?!” followed by a lot of laughing – both from humor at the ridiculous and elation at every dream I ever had coming true.
Then there is that cliffhanger ending. Jesus. Please buy this book. I need to know. I need to know so many things about what in the world I just read. I have to know. This ending made me spin about in my bed groaning at how ridiculous it was and crying because it was over already.
Million Miles Away was perfect for me, but it wasn’t the perfect book for everyone. There are definitely some… problem moments. Some less than perfect things that just don’t make sense. Yet it was just… the perfect read for me. I should probably also note that this is only about 48 thousand words, so it is a very short book, closer to a novella than a full sized novel. Perfect for someone looking for something short.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Alice Bane, Netgalley and VisualBee for providing the opportunity to review this copy!