God, Jacob Lynch, if I ever see your arrogant, smug face again, I’ll ruin your
manhood with a swift knee.
the glorified football captain, the heartthrob, the most popular boy in school
and yet suddenly you vanish leaving all your horrid friends pointing the finger
at me, circling like hungry vultures to see if I would break.
didn’t know that I already had. Daily. For months I cried for you. You. Broke.
and tormented me for years until you finally convinced me to fall in love with
you. You said, “Nothing can ever tear us apart.” And I believed you.
word, without a touch, without a sound.
Left. Right when my world fell to pieces, you lit the match and watched from
afar, as what remained went up in flames.
ever do see your stupidly handsome face again, you’ll be nothing more than the
boy I used to know. The boy who broke my heart and crushed my soul all in a
Jacob Lynch… I have no more XO’s to give.
how much I still love you
Britt’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Ah, another review from Britt brought to you by piles of tissues, regret for not using waterproof mascara, and copious amounts of sugar because day drinking is frowned upon when you’re a mother. XO is one of the BEST ugly cry, soul deep romances I’ve read his year. I was gutted in the best way by this book.
The angst is real in this enemies to lovers meets second chance epic romance. I went from despising Jacob to absolutely loving him to wanting to kick him to loving him even more. Rosie had my heart from the start though. She may be an “art nerd” but she was no shy timid nerd. She had strength and wisdom beyond her years from the very start and continued to not only impress me but make me genuinely adore her.
Their story is one heck of an emotional roller coaster that is guaranteed to hit you in the feels (repeatedly) but every single tear is worth the beauty that is XO.
Ari’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
I read the blurb and thought that this would be a good book. Then a book friend told me I’d ugly cry and I knew I had to have it! Melissa Jane didn’t disappoint or skimp on the feels with XO and OMG were the tears worth it!
The story is told in parts: ‘then’ and ‘now.’ Now this something I’m generally okay with, but we spend about 75% of the book in the ‘then’ and that left me feeling like their current story was a bit rushed. Hell, I think I probably just wanted more Rosie and Jacob. (Jacob…..oh my heart!)
Melissa Jane does wonderful work of showing the angst and torment the teenage years can be while simultaneously capturing the tenderness and passion of first love. My heart almost couldn’t take it!
If you’re into second chance romances that hit you right in the feels (so many freaking feels!) and heroes that earn redemption and love than this is the book for you. Warning: this is a full box of tissues kind of read. 4 stars.
heroines. Her love for action and romance means she puts her characters through
some epic adventures and compromising situations, all with a healthy dose of
uncontrollable passion.Residing on the beautiful beachy Gold Coast in Australia, Melissa enjoys the
year-round sunshine with her gorgeous husband and even more gorgeous furbaby,
Pocket-the-Yorkie.When she’s not working, you’ll often find her with a glass (ahem…bottle) of
Sauvignon in hand, seeking out adventure with her just-as-crazy friends.