My rating: 4 of 5 stars
RATING: ****4.5 STARS****
Fans of the Love To Loathe series will immediate recognize one thing upon reading: This is the life of Jyme Samson BC-Before Cricket. Well at least for the first 50% of the story…
If you’re like me, you almost instantly fell in love with Jyme. He was tall, gorgeous, and all man-in every sense of the word! He was a nurturer and a provider who did nothing but give, often to his own detriment. Jyme is the kind of man that you just want to wrap your arms around and never let go. He’s such a mama’s boy and the ultimate big brother, but he’s also a man not without faults. He takes on too much that has stifled his growth as an individual and all this culminates in his making drastic changes in his life which both endears him and alienates him from those who know and love him.
The story begins with Jyme living on the Reservation and taking care of business-both literally and handling his familial responsibilities. He’s a self-made man who chronicles his beginnings as a young boy chasing paper up to becoming the master fisherman and business owner that he is today. We also get an extended glimpse into his and Elle’s relationship and what ultimately drove the wedge between them. This is the first half of the story.
The second half of the story picks right up to where he meets Cricket for the first time when he helps push her car out of the mud hole. Everything is told from Jyme’s perspective which is such a refreshing contrast from what we read in the first story Heels of Love. I love how Jyme is so uninhibited and carefree while still maintaining that quiet shyness, almost naiveté about life in general-through no fault of his own because all he knows up to this point is life on the Reservation which is quite a contrast to the “outside world”.
I enjoyed Jyme’s point of view very much. I only wish that we got to see more of his and Cricket’s relationship in this story. That being said, I love forward to the conclusion of the series because I’m rooting so hard for Jyme and Cricket to finally getting the happiness they both deserve.