Great and Precious Things by: Rebecca Yarros

Great and Precious Things

This book was a surprise in more ways than one! Ms. Yarros sent me an ARC and I couldn’t have been more shocked. I’m so late with this review. I read this at the beginning of March and as you know life changed for us all not to long after. But, this book and these characters have stayed with me through all the drama of the last few weeks.

I’m sitting here thinking about what I should say re: this book. This friends to lovers romance takes place in a small town filled with judgmental and unforgiving residents. The story begins with Cam returning home after a long absence and running into Willow, the one woman he vowed to stay away from. What happens following Cam’s arrival was nothing short of perfection.

The writing was exceptional. I found the way Rebecca Yarros showed the past without actually taking me back via chapter dedication extremely refreshing. I was able to experience the past through the reminiscing of the characters. This allowed me to experience a deeper connection with the characters. The usual past/present formula stuns me at times. Just when I get used to the present, I’m jarred and thrown back into the past. So, I absolutely loved how this aspect of the book flowed.

I go absolutely crazy over a character driven story. Like, that’s my ish! The character development in this book was to die for. It was a slow burn, that I totally enjoyed. I was able really get to know and fall in love with these characters. Every interaction let me see a little more. I felt at home while reading this. It was a comfortable place. Even though the towns’ way of thinking was totally antiquated *sigh*. They were a riot! There’s not much to say about this book. I loved it. The sex was hawt. The characters felt like family. The plot was entertaining. I just loved it!!!!

4.5 stars
-Natasha

Blurb:

How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?

Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.

But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.

If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…

Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we’re willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.

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