Wow. What an amazing read! Yet again, I opened this author’s book and was sucked right back into the story line of September and Jesse and their love story. I literally began reading this book right before bed, tired as one could possibly be and positive that I’d read a chapter and call it night. Nearly three hours later, I sit here with a finished book in my hands and absolutely captivated by this story.
September and Jesse’s story to say the least is an interesting one. It’s unconventional, considered taboo in many circles, and a story a whole lot of people will just write off because they aren’t comfortable with the subject line. But let’s face it people, it’s a story and a damn good one.
In this book, we find September and Jesse separated due to September’s mother’s/Jesse’s wife return and September’s lack of faith in Jesse stepping up and getting over his own issues regarding their relationship. This story focuses more on Jesse. His ability to come to terms with where his heart lies and how can his relationship survive the scrutiny of others but also his own.
To say Jesse truly “mans up” in this book, would be an understatement. He takes command of the situation he is in and handles it with authority, love, and conviction. I loved seeing his character step up, act like a honest man and not someone scared of what others would think. Although there is a bit of slight regression in September’s maturity during this story, I think it makes this story more believable. In the end, September is just a young woman coming into her own after having grown up so fast due to her mother’s actions.
This is an absolutely amazing series. Blue gives you enough twisted plot lines and interesting characters that you love to hate and hate to love that you will absolutely love this story if you give it a chance. You might just find this story isn’t quite as unconventional or as taboo as you once thought.
I was so happy to hear that we were receiving a conclusion to the slightly taboo, Sins of September, because I honestly needed to see that our h, September, was going to be alright. I was truly invested in her character after the first book partly because of her young age and naiveté, but mostly because of her dream of a perfect life that was, quite literally, crushed by her own reality. What I got surprised me because, not only did I love the h in this book, but I also grew to love the H just as much, possibly even more.
When September Ends is a beautiful story that makes you believe in love that comes in all forms and not just the “traditional” and “politically correct” that our society focuses on and praises. This book is not about hearts and flowers, but the ugly truth that surrounds real life love. And, in that emotional rawness, you cannot help but recognize and appreciate the beauty between the two main characters. There is such growth and acceptance in the h and H it is amazing and truly made this book memorable for me.
The conclusion of this series could not have been better and left me feeling complete. Thank you for another amazing read, Andrea! You have truly shown us your depth of character creation and superb writing prowess.
Carla's Five Star Review for When September Ends. If you have not read the first book in this series, Until September, you need to do that before reading this one to avoid confusion.
When September's mother reappears, September's world is thrown into a tailspin. Her mother is in Mississippi at her grandparent's home, and Jesse decides to take Scout, September's half sister, to see her. However, September refuses to go. While Jesse and Scout are gone, September moves out. This leads to a lot of confusion and pain for everyone involved. In the midst of dealing with his estranged wife along with September's grandparent's disapproval of his relationship with their granddaughter, Jesse must decide if their relationship is worth fighting for.
I was really excited to read more of Jesse and September's love story! I love the alternating pov's in this book because we got to see just what Jesse was thinking and feeling. I also hated Casey, the neighbor, and was so glad to see Jesse finally put her in her place! If you loved Until September as much as I did, you are sure to love this follow up! Brilliant work, Andrea!!
Ahhhhh!!!! I have been dying to get the final installment in this series and boy was I not disappointed!
Book two picks up where book ones leaves off with September trying to start out on her own in a world without Jesse. Now I have to say that part of me really wished that they would have just gotten back together because come on now we all know these two were hotter than hot together, but another part of me was glad that they spent a great deal of time apart. I loved that September was strong enough to stand on her own and not give in to him. It was honestly like watching her grow up before your very eyes and I just loved that part of the story.
Now even though that September and Jesse are apart for a good deal of the story, there is no shortage of heat throughout. I was also pleasantly surprised that having them apart did not make for a slower paced story. It still have an amazing flow to it and is super easy to get sucked into. Im pretty sure that other than putting the book down to do the basic necessities like eat and use the washroom I was unable to put it down until I hit the end.
Now without giving any spoilers, Im just going to throw in that I loved the ending of this book. The series was ended beautifully and I really dont think I would change a thing. I will however miss these two something fierce and I would happily jump into a spin off series (hint hint). One can only hope!