Love Me Anyway Review

Love Me Anyway: (a sensitive young adult coming of age novel) by [Grider, J.P., Grider, J.P.]

Before I get into the review, I would also like to mention that this book also goes by the title of Naked and Far From Home. I personally don’t think that this title fit the book very well, but I do believe that it might be easier to find this story on Amazon if you use that title. It is the first result!

Tia is 14 years old, and she has a crush on an 18-year-old man named Clinton. He is a loner, but they seem to hit it off. At first, they start off as friends. Clinton introduces her to new types of music, and they spend a lot of time with each other. Tia starts to fall further in love with him, but he starts to pull away thinking that he is too old for her.

Fast forward about 2 years and Tia’s mother has been diagnosed with cancer. Clinton is the only one who can help her because there are no nearby family for her and her father has been out of the picture ever since she was five. Will things continue to work out for her and Clinton, or will he keep denying his feelings for her?

Alright, so I loved the story, but then the plot twist really messed me up. I was not expecting it at all, and at first, I didn’t like it. However, when I saw how the story was going to end, I loved the plot twist, and I loved the end of the story. This story took place in the 70s and 80s, and it showed me a lot about that time period before the internet and cellphones, and when MTV was first created.

I don’t know what it is with me and reading stories about people who are in relationships with large age gaps recently, but I definitely am reading quite a few of them.

I want to be able to say that this story is YA, but it has a few sex scenes that make it more on the side of New Adult. If the scenes do not bother you, I will definitely recommend it. This book was so much fun to read, and it drew me in so much.

I received this book for free from Instafreebie in exchange for my honest review.

Overall Rating: 4/5

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