You can count on MW for characters that are hard to love. Yoss was really hard to love. This was an extremely “real” read. Imogen and Yoss’s story was so authentic. They had been through so much as teens, but it didn’t compare to what they faced as adults. I like to think of myself as a full time reader, since I only work 3 days /week. Those 3 days are spent as an ICU nurse, so this story really resignated with me. It was hard for me to watch Yoss suffering with liver failure, when I know how ugly that can be. My most challenging shifts have been spent taking care of patients with liver failure. The fact that Imogen was willing to throw caution to the wind after a 15 yr separation and totally love Yoss anyway was astonishing and profound. It spoke volumes about the love they shared. This was a beautiful story about unconditional love and support. Tears…
Whew!! That was such a deep read. Talk about unconditional love… Yoss and Imi’s love story was ugly, painful, intense, but somehow beautiful. Their love was born of suffering and fighting to survive. Their story was raw and gritty. Even though it wasn’t perfect, it was theirs and it was worth it.