Even if the Sky Falls

Finished Even if the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

All she needs is one night to be anyone she wants.

Julie is desperate for a change. So she heads to New Orleans with her youth group to rebuild houses and pretend her life isn’t a total mess. But between her super-clingy team leader and her way-too-chipper companions, Julie feels more trapped than ever.

In a moment of daring, she ditches her work clothes for DIY fairy wings and heads straight into the heart of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, where she locks eyes with Miles, an utterly irresistible guy with a complicated story of his own. And for once, Julie isn’t looking back. She jumps at the chance to see the real New Orleans, and in one surreal night, they dance under the stars, share their most shameful secrets, and fall in love.

But their adventure takes an unexpected turn when an oncoming hurricane changes course. As the storm gains power and Julie is pulled back into chaos she finds pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.”

This book snuck up on me.  It starts out as being about a girl who’s trying to get over her weird and horrible family situation (which is parceled out incredibly slowly over the course of the book, so I don’t want to spoil anything) and turns into an incredibly sweet and swoon-worthy romance.

I’m not entirely sure when I started thinking of Miles as an actual boyfriend-type and not just a fun guy to flirt with (probably about the same time Jules does, right?) but it absolutely happened.

This is the kind of book that will make you smile and probably hug it when you’re done.  And yeah, there will probably be some tears.  It’s worth it.




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