Unapologetically by Cala Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you only get a chance to read one series this year then ‘Brighton Academy’ should be at the top of the list. Cala and Riley have produced a spectacular series and for someone who had never read YA romance’s before these stand alone (but I would recommend you read them all) have opened up a whole new Genre of book! So thank you Cala Riley.
Although this is supposed to be the last book in the series; here’s hoping that Xavier gets a story 😜
“The demons inside haunt us. Control us. We put on a facade to hide the darkest, cruelest parts of us, but every once in a while, they show through our eyes”
It was only fitting that Tinsley and Finn’s story was the last. These two have been dancing around each other since the start of the series. Well Finn has by blowing hot and cold —using the excuse that he is only looking out for Tinsley because she is his best friends sister (although only 9 months between them).
Tinsley has loved Fin since she was 8 year’s old but there comes a time when you have to say ‘enough is enough’ and to get on with your life. Tinsley tries to move on and the first thing is to accept a date from the new boy at school but of cause it’s that old story just because Fin can’t man up about his feelings that doesn’t mean it is alright for Tinsley to date someelse.
If only it was true that Fin only saw Tin Tin (as he loves to call her) as friend but he holds and secret and darkness inside him that he doesn’t want Tinsley to be tarnished with.
This is a story of young love, of missed opportunities and having to take the world on your shoulders at an earlier age forgetting that you had friends there all along to help you with your burden and one woman who would stand by you no matter what!