Heartbreakingly beautiful coming of age love story.
The kind of love and bond every woman wants to experience in her lifetime.
It was complicated, it was also just the beginning.
A simple choice.
There is always that one moment in life where things could have been different. That one moment where you could have chosen a path that would lead you down a certain road.
A different life.
It was easier to pretend that we were still best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy.
Pretending was better than knowing the truth…
I had her.
I lost her.
I love her.
All I did was complicate us.
BOOK LOVERS!!! I just finished COMPLICATE ME by Author M Robinson last night and O.M.G! If you are looking for a good cry book..THIS.IS.IT! SO MANY RELATABLE situations one right after another in this book,. I just couldn’t put it down.
“You’re a good girl, Alexandra. That’s what makes you my Half-Pint. You’re the calm to my stomr; it’s always been that way.” He pasued to let his words in. “You’re my refuge.”
I mean I was so frustrated at one point about how this book may and may not end that I cheated and at 76% I went to the back of the book and read the last few lines (okay maybe the last entire page) just to calm my nerves because I was going to lose it if I didn’t know how it was going to end. All I’m going to say is that THIS BOOK WILL STAY WITH ME FOREVER! FOREVER! M. Robinson did the damn thing with Complicate Me. Alex and Lucas will always stay with me. As I write this and remember this book I have tears in my eyes!
“I love you. I love you, more than I love myself and that’s why I’m doing this. It’s for you, Alex. It’s for you.”
I love that this is a coming of age story, but it’s based around one girl that grew up with guys that she became their glue and how close they all were throughout life and how even though they grew apart they would always come back home for each other whenever. And within this story of friends they have known each other from pretty much birth there is a strong love story that goes through just about every obstacle there could be or think there could be at a young age, Alex and Lucas.
“That’s exactly it. I fuck, Half-Pint.”…”I don’t care about anyone other than you,”…”You’re not like that…I know it and you do, too. So when the time comes…you won’t be my brown eyed girl anymore. You’ll be his. And that’s the truth between us.”
They knew from a very young age that they had a bond between them that they didn’t share with the rest of the group and that they had stronger feelings for each other than friends. It was a slow burn that was confusing and electric for both of them. Their parents and their friends would over the course of their lives tell them it was best for them to not get involved before they experienced life, but doing so is what causes them so much pain and turmoil.
“I don’t like Cole. He looks too much like Ken and I’m pretty sure Ken’s gay. Alex doesn’t really look like Barbie, she needs someone that looks like G.I. Joe. You kinda look like him, so that matches better.”
Reading this book brought up some old feelings that I experience when I was young and in love or thought I was in love and experienced my firsts of everything that I thought mattered and was important and for that this book will hold a special place in my soul because of the memories and feelings it brought forth while taking this journey into the lives of Half Pint and Bo.
“You have to know that, Half-Pint. All I’ve ever wanted is you. I don’t care about anyone else, nothing compares to the way I feel when I’m with you. Or how your skin feels against mine, or how I live to see your face light up for me. It’s your innocence, it’s your spunkiness, it’s the girl…”
So much back and forth with Alex and Lucas about their feelings for each other and never actually coming out and saying it for the other to hear was frustrating. They knew how they felt about each other, but they allowed others from the outside dictate how they handled those feelings. That resulted in hiding, or holding them in to the point where they became jealous of each other, blamed each other and worst of all hurt each other. Even though this is a book about fictional characters a lot of the situations and how they were handled were so relatable to real life.
about the author
Best Selling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.