I can talk and talk and talk how awesome Heidi McLaughlin is. I fell in love with her and her writing when I met Liam Page in Forever My Girl. And each book I’ve read, I’ve fallen even further. But with Here with Me, she outdid herself.
Ryley is the type of character you fall in love with immediately. You feel for her and everything she has gone through. In a lot of other books, if the main character ended up with the brother of the love of her life, no matter what the circumstances are, it doesn’t feel right to the reader. But in Here with Me, it made sense. You understood it. And then when Evan comes back, you feel and understand every emotion she goes through. Heidi made it feel like you were Ryley. That’s how well written it is. I felt the same ups and downs, turned inside out, upside down right alongside with Ryley. It takes true talent with words to do that to the reader.
So really, I just want to say “read this book, you won’t regret it.” It has made its way into my top 5 books of 2014. And left me wanting more from the Archer brothers.