What do I say about a book that took my breath away? That exceeded every expectation I had? I’m not sure, but I’m going to try. At first glance, I was instantly intrigued by this story because it has a Hollywood hunk. I’m a sucker, and can’t stay away. I LOVE the A-List actor/unknown heroine storylines. I can’t help it. Graham took it above and beyond your normal story though. Everything you’ve come to expect from these types of books? Poof, gone.
We have to talk about Jennings for a second. That man… He makes my heart melt. He’s what dreams are made of. Does he get cheesy sometimes? Sure, but I enjoyed every minute of it. He’s so understanding, caring, and protective. He’s just…just…sigh. His relationship with Whit is a crazy ride, but underneath it all, his love for her is something out of a fairy tale. Their relationship is perfect, besides maybe that one tiny little thing I can’t tell you
I have to gush over Cassie for a second. Her debut novel, Unable to Resist, was fantastic. It’s much like Anyone But Him, in that it has so many different elements and brings out a ton of different emotions. The difference is that her writing has grown and matured beautifully from UtR to Anyone But Him. You can tell, almost by the page, how much she has changed in the best ways. She seems more comfortable maybe? Whatever it is, it’s working. She’s become so eloquent and seems to always know just the right description or dialogue. She can mix humor and sarcasm with heartbreak and romance flawlessly.
Overall, I can’t say it enough, and you’ll probably get tired of me mentioning it - Go one-click Anyone But Him. It’s a gorgeous story of two people who grow as individuals as well as together, while overcoming a tragic past or hectic present. It’s emotional, and will have you smiling, crying, gasping, and swooning. Anyone But Him is exciting, with so many twists and turns, you won’t be able to predict the characters’ future. It’s the epitome of a romance novel for me, and I loved every single page. 5+ stars from me!
And that epilogue! WHAT?! Hmm…