What happens after the happily ever after?
Is it really sunshine and roses?
For Vic Wall, the moon is rising and the roses are wilting.
Turns out the princess has a mental illness.
Lennox Moore is in his blood and bones,
But sometimes blood goes bad and bones break.
Vic wants to fix them,
Is determined to find what turned their love cancer.
Yet maybe the only way to continue,
Is to end.
This is the epic final installment to the Owned series.
Warning: Sometimes people are ugly and what they do even uglier, even to the ones they love.
I received this amazing ending to a series for free in exchange for an honest review.
Come to Me, By Mary Catherine Gebhard, is the ending of a beautiful series that address mental illness in a way you don’t see in literature right now and it’s a welcome addition to the New Adult genre.
I had so many emotions reading the final book in this series. I felt like I was on a roller coaster. Mary Catherine has the ability to write about mental illness so well and when you’re reading from that perspective you feel it take you over. I was mentally exhausted by the end of the book, and that was a good thing. I felt anxiety, apprehension, hope and relief before all was said and done.
Having read You Own Me, the first book in the series, I became obsessed and reading this final book was like saying goodbye to a friend and not knowing when/if I would see them again. I felt so much of the highs and lows that Lennox experienced as I read through the pages. I wanted to jump into the book and insert myself into her life. I wanted to be there for her journey, I wanted to watch her find the strength to pull herself from the ashes and begin again.
Lennox and Vic have played games with each other their entire relationship, will the games ever be over? The obsession they have with each other is dangerous to all involved, not just the two of them, who will get out alive? The chemistry between the two characters is so overwhelming at times that you don’t want them together because you feel how much they affect each other, good and bad.
Lennox is bi-polar and off her meds when we meet up with her again. She’s tired of having medication that does nothing to help her feel normal. Her brain never shuts off and for those with mental illness you know how exhausting it is to never have a quiet moment. She’s buying pills from dealers and drinking to excess because for her it’s the only thing working.
When Vic finally cuts ties with GEM it’s not as easy as he wanted, will it cost him Lenny? Will it cost him more than he’s willing to give up?
Vic wants his life with Lenny, he wants as close happy as it gets for them but uses GEM as a crutch. Anytime things get too intense with their relationship he takes a mission. Lenny is done. She’s dealing with her own issues. Sure they’re in therapy but when you can’t talk about things like your job and that job being a main source of contention it makes therapy that much more difficult.
Vic is also re-living memories from his childhood and it’s not pretty. You begin to understand how Vic became the man he is today and you wonder if he’s willing to face those demons to grow or if he’s content with the status quo.
Everything comes to a head in for Vic and Lenny, can they save themselves or each other from themselves?
You will not get a moments peace with this book until the final page. I could not set it down until I devoured every word.
If you haven’t read this book or this series I highly recommend that you do. I say take the weekend, grab the basic necessities and binge. Oh and maybe take Monday off to recover, you’re going to have major book hangover.