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Growing up in an idealistic home, Sparrow Fisher is sheltered and innocent. When she meets Ian Sterling, a musician who is rising in popularity, she instantly falls for his charm. The attraction is instant, but their relationship isn't so simple.
At different places in their lives, Sparrow is off to college in New York, and Ian is traveling the country with the band. Over a five year span, Sparrow and Ian run into each other in unusual places. Each time, Sparrow has to decide if she can trust him, and if he feels the same for her. It’s hard to not get caught up in the magic they have together. Until something so devastating comes to light that threatens to shatter everything they’ve built with each other.
True Love Story is a story about the real highs and lows that come with a relationship - happiness, pain, angst - and finding out if love really is enough.
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|Durée||10 heures et 31 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||10 mars 2020|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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I loved this book, and I cant believe I haven't read it sooner. It's been on my kindle for a while, and a friend encouraged me to read it - I'm so glad she did!
It's a beautiful story of first love, heartbreak and betrayal. The kind of story that has heart-warming moments, funny moments and gut wrenching rip your heart out moments. You will need tissues for this book!
Its the story of a blossoming relationship between Sparrow and Ian. The story actually starts with Sparrow spotting Ian in an airport and desperately trying to avoid being seen by him, but failing. They then end up being sat together on an airplane, where we discover that they have a history that goes back 5 years, and has ultimately left Sparrow devastated.
We then go back to the very beginning, where they first met. Sparrow is out with her family and Ian is with friends of her parents. There is an instant attraction between them, with friendly banter going back and forth.
During the course of the book, Sparrow and Ian meet up through family get togethers, but with Ian blowing hot and cold, Sparrow is often left wondering where she stands with him.
The author sets the tone of the relationship perfectly, although they have that instant attraction, they do not declare their love instantly. The relationship builds over the course of a year or so, with Sparrow away at college in NYC and Ian often on tour with his band. Ian is more 'worldly' than Sparrow, (who is 19 and the inexperienced daughter of a preacher) and he wants her to experience college life without feeling tied to him.
All through the book, (because of the prologue)I knew that something BIG was coming, something that was going to blow this relationship out of the water, but I still wasn't prepared for when it eventually did happen. It was absolutely gut wrenching. I truly felt for Sparrow.
My heart was pounding as though I was Sparrow feeling those emotions, I felt physically sick. I wanted to crawl right in to that book and slap Ian.
Ian's actions after the revelation, the way he persevered desperately trying to put things right with Sparrow had me in tears, I was utterly devastated for the pair of them.
When the book gets up to the part where they are together on the plane, I could not read fast enough, because I just had to know how this story ends - will she forgive him and put them both out of their misery, or will she eventually get the closure she needs and move on with her life.......?
You need to read this book and find out for yourself!
Unfortunately, the prologue set 5 years in the future, sets the tone of inevitability to the story. There is a constant tension awaiting events hinted at within the prologue that in all honesty did spoil it a little for me. The story follows the developing relationship between Sparrow and Ian after that first encounter across a 5 year time frame.
Ian is a little older and far more experienced than Sparrow, the detail in the story regarding his childhood and lack of affection provided some insight and understanding to his actions but on the whole it felt as if he was more immature than Sparrow with regard to dealing with his emotions. It really annoyed me how hot and cold he blew towards Sparrow, it felt as if he was toying with her emotions for the most part. It wasn't until the end of the book that I felt Ian and Sparrow were remotely suited as the way in which their home lives had shaped them into adults did not gel together. Through their relationship Sparrow does make Ian a better person and Ian in turn gives Sparrow confidence. Essentially love at its finest when two people bring out the best in each other.
A few incidents within the plot felt unnecessary and detracted from the character development rather than enhancing it. I also found the name Sparrow initially irritating until the explanation behind her parents choice of name was revealed and did surprisingly endear her name to me. As well as allowing Ian to name her `Little Bird' which provided swoon-worthy moments.
After all the tension within the story and the inevitable outcome, the story rejoins the present, five years after the initial meeting between Sparrow and Ian. Unfortunately, the ending felt a little rushed and forced. I would have rather seen more of the relationship in the present than the length of the reflection on their previous relationship.
On the whole I did enjoy the story and must mention the letters Ian wrote to Sparrow near the end effectively changed my feelings to him. However, I did feel as if the prologue overshadowed the story for me and the ending was too rushed for my personal preference. It is these issues that are reflected in my rating.
On the one hand I love that it wasn't you're typical predictable fluff with a HEA you can predict 2 pages in.
But on the other hand the price of writing characters that are real with real issues and flaws...ugh it killed me.
I loved that this was original and didn't follow the same route as all the others but when there's a conflict I'm just so used to it being fixed and everything getting all fluffy and warm again. It makes my chest ache when the characters are in pain.
Willow Aster is one of those authors who's words manage to make you feel happy, warm, giddy, angry, sad. I love that. You know a book is well written when you want to cry and laugh along with its characters.
So...to summarise this poor excuse of a review...
Reasons to love this book- Brilliantly written and original. It was unpredictable and heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Reasons to hate this book- It's brilliantly written, so be prepared to go through an emotional roller coaster! The characters are equal parts brilliant and frustratingly flawed. I'm still angry at them over something that happened part way in!
Sparrow is very yo-yo like when it comes to her relationship, I didnt like that. But I am glad there is a happy ending (it took a few years to get there) what was a well written and well planned out book, the ending came to sudden and it seemed to suddenly be rushed and squashed in, rather than progress and flow like the rest of the book. I would read another book thats similar to this one; if the writer decided to release another one. I also liked the epilogue, its good to see writers adding that, (even though its a rushed epilogue) it still gives you an incite as to where the characters went in the future regarding their relationship. READ IT ITS WORTH IT!!
The writing itself was flawless. Every verb, every noun, every turn of phrase was written into the story where they were intended to be. No word was out or place or out of context. In some parts it did read like a journal. As a rule a story that is 'drawn' through a journal can sometimes turn laconic; but in this case it worked because the writer had the skill to make it work. We were invited into Sparrow's heart and mind. We took the journey with her; and although we did not have the direct link into Ian's thoughts, his actions were so well described that we could share in his emotions as much as we could in Sparrow's. I loved this couple. They made me smile and made me cry. The part where Ian finally accepted that he had lost Sparrow, when he wrote that final letter to tell her he was letting her go was one of the most emotional reads that I have experienced in recent times. Only a gifted writer has the ability to wring every drop of emotion out of the reader. And interspersed with the intensity and the emotions were the light-relief that only Sparrow's best friend Tessa could provide.
I am glad I gave this book a chance. Almost passed on it despite the great reviews because I have been 'stung' as often as not by books and writers who do not live up to the enthusiastic reviews. This is one time when the writer and the book is a gem of a find.