*I received an ARC via NetGalley*
Imagine finding the love of your life at the age of six.
Bliss Carrington did.
Bliss has known Jimmy Brason since first grade. He took on the role of the big brother Bliss never had, breaking Bliss out of her shy shell, encouraging her to have fun in high school, and pushing her to live her life to the fullest. They have always been friends—until one day, Bliss wanted more. Now seeing women everywhere swooning over Jimmy, head quarterback of the New York Cougars, is enough to drive her to madness.
Jimmy has been in love with Bliss forever, but she doesn’t know and she can never find out. In all the craziness of his fast track to fame and money, Bliss is the one person who has kept him sane. He firmly believes that history repeats itself and with his tainted past, he’s afraid that he’s fated to hurt her if he allows himself to follow his heart.
Bliss has watched Jimmy grow from a boy into a man, and it’s not fair that someone else will get to keep him when she knows in her heart that he only belongs to her.
When they tiptoe on the edge of love, can their friendship remain intact with both of them ignoring the rumblings that’s threatening to explode?
EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED is a story of love, loss, and longing for the one you grew up loving.
I was absolutely hooked on this book from beginning to end. I was so in love with the characters that Mia Kayla created. Mia used both the past and present to tell readers the full story of Jimmy and Bliss. Their past explained why they felt such a strong devotion to each other. The lovers were the one constant in each other’s lives, always there to support the other no matter what. Even towards the end of the novel when Bliss thought her friendship might be forever over with Jimmy, she still went to his aid when he needed it. I like how Bliss isn’t afraid to stand up for herself when it comes to Jimmy, she is always challenging him. I really enjoyed the dialogue between the two; the conversations were real and authentic on both parts. Mia did an amazing job of conveying the emotions of the characters. The part when Jimmy starts to tell Bliss that they can’t have the type of relationship she deserves absolutely broke my heart. I felt the frustration Bliss did and wanted to yell at him myself for thinking he would be anything like his father.
I really liked the secondary characters as well. I wish things would have played out with Evan a little more…it left me wondering if he was still the same prick from high school or if he had really changed like Bliss had thought.
I really enjoyed reading this book, I definitely recommend it. It was an adorable and emotional read, and every page left you wanting more. I definitely look forward to reading more by Mia Kayla!