Futures are uncertain, unpredictable—like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently imbedded in the surface…
During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde’s soul. An unparalleled stain she can’t forget despite the many months that have passed—and despite the distraction she’d hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin.
When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry—the guy she can’t forget no matter how hard she tries.…
I'm a huge fan of Molly McAdams and have been super excited to read this book for a while, which meant going into it I had expectations. They were somewhat vague expectations---you know, like that I was going to enjoy it and the romance would be awesome and whatnot---but they were all positive. The reality of I See You, however, was that it exceeded them all.
When I started this novel, I knew the basic set up of the story and that was it. I don't think I'd even read the actual synopsis---I only knew what I'd heard told to me about this book. So I was surprised by the set up. The POVs are alternating, just like in a majority of Molly McAdams' books, which is something I love. But this one is split between three different times. Each chapter is labeled with when it happens (present day, however many months ago, etc.) so it's not hard to place when things are happening... but the way the story is experienced thanks to this jumping around was PHENOMENAL.
Honestly, I believe this is the best executed of all of Molly McAdam's novels. The storytelling was so incredibly well done. Thanks to the experience of those time jumps (which threw me for such a loop in the very best way), but also thanks to how well written the story was. There was so much EMOTION, and my feelings were everywhere. It was amazing.
Then there was the romance, which was awesome. The connection between Jentry and Aurora was lovely. Their struggles were deep and complicated, and the way their love shined through even while going through everything was beautiful. This was a couple that was easy to root for even when everything else about them was far FROM easy.
Overall, I See You is one of the best stories I've read by Molly McAdams. The storytelling was phenomenal, the conflicts were raw and complicated, and the romance was deeply beautiful. This novel is fabulous, and I absolutely loved it!
5 stars - A raw and complicated love story. If you love romance and this book is not on your radar, it needs to be!