True Love Story
by: Willow Aster
True Love Story on Goodreads here.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Sparrow Fisher is transforming. No longer dressed up in antiquated clothes and ideals, she is finally trying on her freedom.
Before she moves to New York City, she meets Ian Sterling, a musician Sparrow has dreamed about since she first saw him. The attraction is instant, but their relationship isn't so simple.
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, if he feels the same for her, and finally, if love is really enough.
Warning: This is a New Adult title, and therefore, contains some explicit language and sexual content. Recommended for Readers 16+.
Wow, just wow- I absolutely DEVOURED this title!
This is definitely one of those cases where you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, because the "story" behind True Love Story is just so epic. I loved the way Sparrow and Ian's relationship evolved, there's definitely that "spark" of attraction between the two, but of course they must overcome a lot of obstacles (i.e. age difference, long-distance-relationship, trust), but trust me, you'll love being a part of the five-year-journey these two take to overcome these obstacles. I love this couple, I love them so so much! While I know they're fictitious characters, I was so envious of the love these two share for one another.
Sparrow is an amazing heroine, she's got such integrity and I completely agreed with all of her decisions (with the exception of one case in which I feel she should have filed a report of a "possible" crime with the police). She has a healthy, respectful relationship with both her parents and great moral compass without coming off as goody goody, and it was such a breath of fresh air to read about New Adult title in which the lead female isn't filled with angst!
Let's not forgot Ian, our flawed but o-so-irresistible hero. Like Sparrow, I to fell so hard for this man, sadly he seems to only reciprocate her feelings (story of my life haha). He's gorgeous, charming and rock star (which seems to be the trend of NA these days). I had butterflies through so many scenes between him and Sparrow, he just makes you want to melt. He's not without his flaws though, and I won't get to spoilery with this, but I will say that I could really sympathize with Sparrow in her struggle to forgive this man, but with that said, trust me you'll fall for him as well.
The only complaint I have about this book is that it's a standalone! I need more for these two and while I loved the ending, I absolutely hated that it had to come!
I have already been rereading many of my favourite scenes of this New Adult pick. I can't recommend it enough. If you're a romance junkie like me you have to buy this book, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!