The problem with this book was that it failed to show me the why. Why were Chase and Lilah in love? I realize they were childhood friends and that we were supposed to infer that they’d just known each other so long that love with inevitable, but that’s not how it works. I’ve known my friend, Brice, since I was 3 or 4. He may have literally been my very first friend. We have never ever even been in like with each other, much less love. He’s a great guy, but knowing someone for most of your life does not a soulmate make. I needed to see more interaction between these two characters to make me convinced that they were somehow even friends- flashbacks, present day, something. But the other never provides that. We only get present day, surly Lilah and hero Chase who haven’t been friends for 2 years. Which by the way, I didn’t feel like that conflict was adequately explained either. It was explained, but I didn’t feel connected to the tragedy.
Overall, this was an ok idea that was executed sort of poorly. I failed to connect with any of it, really.
So would I recommend this book? No. Go read With This Heart.