Incomplete by Lindy Zart — Jenn’s Review

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WHY I READ IT

The author asked for a review and I really loved the sound of the story.

WHAT I RATED IT

5 stars

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

There are three absolute truths in Grayson Lee’s life:

1. His existence was a mistake.

2. No one is good enough for his best friend, Lily Jacobs, especially not him.

3. He loves her anyway.

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JENN’S REVIEW

This is the first book in a two part series by Lindy Zart.

Grayson Lee is broken.

Grayson’s home life is not ideal. His mother is an alcoholic and his father has basically checked out, working constantly to avoid dealing with the mess at home. Grayson tries to be both father and mother to his younger brother, Aidan. Grayson does not want Aidan to grow up with the emptiness that he did. He wants Aidan to have the childhood that he never did. The only person who brings Grayson peace and fullness is his best friend and neighbor, Lily Jacobs.

“With her, I am whole. With her, I am not a mistake; I am not unloved and unwanted. I am not me.”

Grayson is in love with Lily; over his head, in too deep in love with Lily. Their relationship is his oxygen. He needs her to survive. He wants to take their relationship to the next level, but doesn’t want to drag her down with him. Grayson doesn’t think he is good enough for anyone, but especially for Lily.

“She has so much of me; she has all of me, and Lily doesn’t even know.”

Grayson has no idea that Lily is harboring the same feelings for him. She pushes him to see what is right in front of him, though maybe not with the ending they both envisioned

I was gripped by the book from the very beginning. I really enjoy books told from the male POV and Incomplete was no different. This wasn’t an instant love situation. There was true character development and you actually felt the pain and heartache from both Lily and Grayson. I felt like I was right there beside them as they tried to make the jump from best friends to more. This book does have an unresolved ending, but book two, Complete is available now, so you can dive right in, just like I did.

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