“The most intimate thing we can do is to allow the people we love most to see us at our worst. At our lowest. At our weakest. True intimacy happens when nothing is perfect.”
If you scroll really, really far down on my blog - to the very 1st post actually, you will see that it was The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon. Which is a "prequel" to The Song of David. I say "prequel" because it's more of a spin off than a prequel to be precise.
So I think it's beyond cool that my 1st and last reviews of 2017 were of Amy Harmon's books.
Both of these books left a tremendous impact on me, heck, it's a year later and I still think about The Law of Moses.
“That was your second chance, and you repeated all your mistakes. You’ve shown your colors, and I don’t like the way you look in them. I don’t want you around.”
While it did take me some tie to get into The Law of Moses, as I am not big on romance or contemporaries, I loved The Song of David from the first pages.
Amy Harmon is a queen of diverse characters. While majority of writers mainly focuses on skin color or sexual orientation as a form of diversity (not all, obviously, but majority of what I read this year), but in Harmon's books you will find much more diverse characters. Which is a big reason whey her books speak so loudly to me.
Mute Lark, amputee Angelo, wheelchair-ridden Bailey, suicidal Tag, war-scarred Brosey, autistic Henry, blind Millie, and Moses, who had too many issues to count. And with each book I add another one to my favorites. Those characters don't only represent diversity - they ARE diversity, they are LIFE. They are phenomenal, they are all warriors and they all are pretty badass!
“We can’t escape ourselves, Tag. Here, there, half-way across the world, or in a psych ward in Salt Lake City. I’m Moses and you’re Tag. And that part never changes. So either we figure it out here, or we figure it out there. But we still gotta deal. And death won’t change that.”
I can't think of any other author who could make me care about a pole stripper and a ring fighter, and this book did just that.
Also because it's tied up with characters from The Law of Moses I was ready to cry from the very first pages - nostalgia hit me so hard.
I absolutely recommend this book, but I also recommend reading The Law of Moses first. These are the books with characters that will steal your heart, and life situations so incredible, but also so real and raw at the same time, that you might have hard time catching your breath.
Amy Harmon knows romance like no other.
And I don't even like romance books.