Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Gabriella Mason is damaged.Teller Reddy is wrecked.
Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.
In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.
Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.
Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.
Okay you guys! I have been waiting for basically what feels like forever to be able to talk about this book! As you may or may not know by this point, I am obsessed with all things Mary Elizabeth writes! She has never written a book that I have not absolutely loved but this one really takes the cake I think! All of the characters are amazing and built so well that you still get to know them even if they aren’t the main people and I love that! I think that sometimes the back up crew gets forgotten and they aren’t really given depth but Mary nailed it and I love love love Emerson!
Now for the main point here- Teller and Ella. A rough relationship from the start turns slightly chaotic and dysfunctional. I found myself taking turns yelling at Teller and Ella almost the entire book! I just wanted them to behave and fall in love but it is never that simple. Mary Elizabeth pulled out all of the emotions and I spent the two days it took me to read the book all over the place. I was sucked in from the very first chapter and I never wanted it to end. The chaos that is Teller Reddy and his love for Ella is simply addicting. I can honestly say that Teller is my favorite (okay second favorite because Dillon from True Love Way will always have my heart!) simply because he doesn’t care what anyone thinks, Ella is his. This is a three part series and I have to say that I am already twitching to get my hands on book two. This chaotic whirlwind has just started and I want it all!
Ella- dear dear Ella. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY! Oh my gosh I can’t even explain how often I wanted to reach into this book and shake Ella. I just wanted her to bask in the crazy and stay there but no, she always had to take it one step further. And honestly I loved it. So freaking much. Just when you think that things are finding a balance something happens and Ella doesn’t let it happen in a small way. I love the crazy and I want it all! So if you are looking for something that will make you crazy and want to bask in it- READ THIS BOOK!
This book gets 100 stars out of 5. For real. I can’t wait to add this beautiful cover to my shelf and share it with everyone I know! Mary Elizabeth knows how to bring everything together in such a perfect way that I get pulled in and neglect everything until I am done and I love it! I can’t even put into words everything I felt while reading this book, you just need to experience it all for yourself to understand! Go read it right now and let me know what you think!!
Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.