I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of Divine by Cait Jarrod. This was the first book of hers I read. and needless to say I’ve added all of her titles to my TBR list. Normally with a shorter book you feel rushed and that the story doesn’t foster a natural character development but that is not the case with Matt and Trina. You are introduced to the characters as young teenagers when Matt is at “his spot” in the woods after his mother’s funeral. Trina interrupts him and they instantly feel a connection. They share their hopes and dreams for the future and realize their home life couldn’t be more different. Trina’s parents believe that everyone is beneath them and will only associate with people who benefit them. Matt grew up judging people by who they were not their worth; this instantly drew Trina to him because she was disgusted with her parent’s view of the world.
He watched her intertwine their fingers. “It is. I’m not gonna lie. Not seeing you will be the hardest thing I’ll ever have to do. It’s pretty high on my shit list.”
When Matt and Trina make their plans for after high school they know their plans will create even more distance but they are determine to maintain their strong bond. Through unseen circumstances they lose contact and both are miserable wondering why the other is not responding. Once they are able to see each other again my heart instantly rejoiced at the happiness you felt for them. The draw they have always had seems so genuine you just want everything to work out. But as we all know things often do not go according to plan.
Once again they are torn apart and at this point I feel like my heart cannot take much more. Matt and Trina have such kindness in them that you want nothing more then for them to find happiness. I liked the growth you see in both characters and their changing relationship with maturity and age. This is a very well written book and it left me wanting to experience every up and down with Matt and Trina. You even feel attached to the secondary characters and I am hoping they all get their own book.
“I haven’t recovered from the pool of want when I’m with you. When I’m away from you, I feel like part of me is missing. You’re everything to me.”