Bianca Easton is the perfect senator’s daughter.
Law school? Check.
Camera-ready smile? Check.
A dull and boring existence? Double check.
But that was before. Before she lost her best and only friend in a tragic accident. Before she found that friend's unfinished bucket list. Definitely before she turned her life upside-down by deciding to stay in New York for six months to finish it.
It's while she's checking off her first item on the list--buy coffee for a stranger--that she meets Ian Mathis. Between the tattoo sleeve curling up his right arm, his guitar-roughened fingertips, and the secrets shadowing his past, he's a complication Bianca doesn't need but desperately wants.
With every item they cross off the list together, Bianca uncovers a piece of herself that she's buried under what's expected, all the while breaking her own rules by falling hard for Ian. But when her six months run out, Bianca has to decide if she's willing to risk her empty but picture-perfect life for a chance at real, messy love.
Review by Jennifer
ARC provided via NetGalley for an honest review
All The Ways You Saved Me was an emotional read but also a fun read at times. It's about two people trying to move on from something tragic that happened in each of their lives. What they never expected, was to fall in love with one another.
I felt a connection with these characters right from the beginning. Bianca had been living her life to make her parents happy but when unfortunate events happen it makes her look at her life through new eyes. As certain things start to unravel Bianca finds herself becoming someone she likes more now than her old self. Ian is in a dark place and not really living at all. When a random act of kindness is offered to him from Bianca he has trouble believing that it doesn’t come with strings attached to it. As time goes by, the two strike up a friendship of sorts and they both end up learning so much about themselves from the other person.
This one had a great storyline with a little bit of everything rolled into it. There are some heartbreaking moments, there are some take your breath away moments and there are the happy sigh moments. It was a good read and one that I enjoyed very much.
“I’m keeping him safe you. Loving him when you can’t. And always, always realizing how lucky I am to have found him.”