*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*
The first book in this series surprised me with how much I loved it simply because I don’t normally care for books about superheroes. But I quickly become invested in the characters and their relationship, and this continuation, which picked up right where the previous book left off, was just as wonderful. Now I’m kind of sad that this duology is over because I’ve grown so fond of these characters!
Look, I will admit this book had a few things I could complain about. There were things that pushed my suspension of disbelief, like some technology they had that made no sense. There were moments when the timing of things was just too perfect to be realistic. The characters could be rather dramatic with how they acted/reacted/drew things out.
But the thing is? I didn’t really care because, my gosh, it made for SO MUCH ANGST. IT WAS A COMPLETE ANGST-FEST. I LOVED IT. Seriously, I love when the relationship problems couples have to overcome come from within the relationship, from the characters themselves. It feeds my need for angst and makes it that much sweeter when the characters finally do start working together to overcome problems from outside the relationship.
And that relationship, as I said, it was not without its struggles and messed up moments, but these characters fought for each other. They cared about each other. They talked to and supported each other. And I could really feel the connection between them. They were just so beautiful together.
There was also just so much emotion in general. It was the kind of emotion that I could feel but that didn’t actually bring me down. I just really wanted to give the characters hugs and make things right for them because I felt so bad for them.
Speaking of which, I felt especially bad for Danny, who was still struggling so much with depression and even suicidal thoughts. This story had a well-written, heart-tugging portrayal of depression, but also a great portrayal of the best, most fiercely supportive friends and family a person could have.
As for everything else… The writing itself was great and pulled me in. The characters were all lovable (except the antagonist, for obvious reasons). The plot was a good balance of high emotion moments, quiet downtime, and superpower-filled action.
Overall, this book took everything that had been building up in the first book, made it all explode in the characters’ faces, but then wrapped everything up in a satisfying way and left me with a warm, happy feeling. This was a story of mental illness, superpowers, friends, family, and love, and I’m really glad I read it!
Fans of Book 1 in Amanda Meuwissen's Lovesick series. Anyone who likes superheroes and villains, sweet M/M romance, scorching hot sex, mental illness, and supportive friends and family.