Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.
But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.
Okay, I loved this book so fricking much, which was a relief because I didn’t exactly love the book before this one. I really enjoyed reading this and I was practically burning through the pages because I finished it in no time.
This book is about Annie, who lost her boyfriend Kyle. To remember him, she vowed to run a marathon, to finish what Kyle has started. With the help of Matt, her running coach, and his cute younger brother, Jeremiah, Annie not only manages to finish the run but also accepts everything and stops blaming herself.
“The scariest part? The article says falling in love with the right person can trigger more dopamine than extreme sports and drugs combined.”
So, this book was unlike the other books. It’s a bit heavier, dealing with loss that’s firsthand. It wasn’t as light as the others which made me love it more. It’s written maturely with a dash of fluff, yes it’s still there. I loved every single page of it. Annie was really easy to relate with. She’s a lovable character. I loved her strong will and perseverance. Jeremiah was fun and carefree, a bit bold and adventurous which is pretty interesting and exciting. I loved the fact that they clicked and their chemistry is strong. Their relationship started as an adorable friendship.
Another thing I loved was Matt’s character. It showed me more about his personality. Since, Matt is here, of course I expected Kate to have an appearance which she did. Jordan Woods is also in this book. She’s my favorite character from the series. Catching Jordan is actually my favorite. I love the fact that she stayed athletic and she’s actually Annie’s Health Class teacher. Of course if Jordan’s here, I pretty much knew Sam Henry’s going to be here AND HE IS AND I LOVE SAM HENRY SO MUCH. LIKE HE’S ONE OF MY BOOK BOYFRIENDS. I was so excited when I saw his name on the page. I seriously ship Jordan and Henry big time. Hahaha!
“It’s not about the pain, Annie. It’s about the challenge.”
Going back, the story was written really well. I loved all the aspects included. It’s a bit sad but it’s more about acceptance than loss. Even though it was a wee bit sad, I still enjoyed reading this book. I seriously can’t wait to read the next one and I’m hoping for more cameos!