Macy Sorensen and Elliot Petropoulos met when she was 13-years old after her father bought a weekend cabin, located next door to Elliot. That started an ongoing weekend relationship that spanned the next five years until a single event wrenched them apart for the next eleven. A chance meeting at a coffee shop suddenly forces them to reconnect and open old wounds and resurface some really great memories.
The story transitions from past to present from the onset and that is incredibly effective. It’s not a new device but Macy & Elliot’s story can’t be told any other way. I loved following their journey through self discovery, friendship and ultimately to all-consuming affection for each other. It all leads to an emotional climax when we learn what caused their separation. I fell for these two, the people they became and the unique bond they formed between them. Hated when the story ended.
It’s cleverly written and the narration was just excellent, so good that I thought a separate person was performing the male voices (she’s that good). This would make a wonderful movie!
(I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review)