My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Say the word by Julie Johnson – 5 STARS! LOVE IT!
“The heart isn’t like the liver. It doesn’t regenerate, no matter how much time passes. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. I’d left mine with Sebastian when I walked away that day, and I hadn’t seen it in the seven years since.” — Lux Kincaid
At eighteen, Lux is forced to make a choice. One that nearly destroys her.
She breaks a boy’s heart.
She breaks her own, too.
Seven years later, Lux never expects to see Sebastian again — especially not when her career as a journalist is hanging by a thread and she’s stumbled onto the story of a lifetime. As she chases down leads and explores the dark underbelly of Manhattan, Lux will put her life on the line. But after crossing paths with a still-unforgiving Sebastian, it’s her heart she’s most worried about.
Amidst the blame and the betrayal, the hurt and the heartbreak… can two lost lovers ever find their way back to one another?
Lines will be blurred. The past will be unearthed. And Lux will find out that some secrets aren’t meant to be kept…
I just finished reading Say the word. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It’s a second chance romance. Lux and Bash were high school sweet-heart. After high school Lux was forced to make a choice and she broke Bash’s heart. Pass forward seven years, the two crossed path again where Lux works as a writer for the NY fashion magazine while Sabastian is a photographer. The plot is different from what I read before. It has a combination of heart pounding, drama but also light-hearted. Some of the dialogues will make you cringe, some will make you cry and some will make you laugh. This story is not only about the once-in-a life-time love between two lovers but also about the love between friends and family. I think the most beautiful part of the story is the relationship between Lux and her twin brother Jamie (boy! did I cry reading the letters). The subplot about Lux’s friends Vera and Miri disappearing is a little bit disconnected to the main plot. I felt like the subject of child abduction and sex trafficking of young girls can be a totally different book. I am not sure if the author was trying to convey that Lux is a selfless person or is she trying to pass on the message of how some of the rich/powerful people are corrupt? I mean it definitely added drama and suspense to the story but I did skim through that part fast. Overall, Say the word is very well written and unique. I could not put it down (another sleepless night). It is one of my favorite books, and it is on sale for $0.99 on kindle Amazon. Happy reading!