Just an Illusion - EP
Book 3, The Illusion Series
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Just an Illusion - EP is the third book in The Illusion Series. You will need to read the previous books Just an Illusion - Side A and Just an Illusion - The B Side in order to follow along.
Lives are turned upside down …
Everything was perfect before life came to a screeching halt.
When devastating loss flips Amelia’s world on its axis, she loses her spirit. Mel isn’t the only one hurting, though; the members of BAD are also struggling to find their way after that tragic night.
Life goes on …
Amelia’s friends move heaven and earth to help ease her sadness. Knowing she’s on a dangerous precipice, they fight through their own pain to bring her safely to the other side of her grief.
Love can conquer …
Amelia knows bottling up her feelings isn’t helping anything. With love at her fingertips, all she has to do is reach for it. Mel’s loved ones desperately hope she can once again find her way to happiness.
Can Amelia overcome her fears to let love in again, or will she let the weight of that night continue to drown her in sorrow?
Illusion Series Reading Order -
Just an Illusion - Side A
Just an Illusion - The B Side
Just an Illusion - EP
Completely Wrecked Me! 10 Stars!
This book has completely wrecked me. I can not stop crying even though I finished the story last night. This book is not a standalone and you need to read #1 and #2 before reading this one. This is the final chapter in the story and make sure you have a lot of tissue handy.
This is the kind of story that stays with you. The characters have woven themselves into my heart and I will think about them years after reading about them. The writing was well done and I have NEVER cried myself through a whole book. This book took things to a whole other level for me. It was completely draining to read and I felt like I had been through the wringer. It is an epic love story, but not without complete heartbreak. I couldn't wait for this last book in this story, but now I'm sad that it's over. I would love to read about Darren or even a novella later down the road about this group. I am completely wrecked and this one leaves me with a big book hangover.
Definitely A Tear-Jerker!
After the devastating cliff-hanger ending of Just An Illusion: the B-Side, I was eager to read Just An Illusion EP. I didn't realize at the time the emotional upheaval I was in for. I went into reading this book hoping that finally, finally, the obstacle standing in the way of my 'ship sailing would be killed off (if you've read my reviews of book one and two you know what I'm talking about). And even if I got my way, which I will neither confirm nor deny, I had no idea that this book would hit me the way it did.
If I could describe Just An Illusion: EP in two words, those words would be "heart-wrenching." The writing is great, it gets right in there and screws with your heartstrings. I think I sobbed from the second page onward. While reading this book I literally ugly-cried for hours, and I'm a girl who hates to cry, who can actually force myself not to cry at times. At one point I ran out of tissues and had to wipe my nose with a dirty sock.
I'm glad that everything worked out the way I hoped in the end and I loved reading this series from start to finish (although I hear there will be a fourth book in Sawyer's perspective!) - it truly was an amazing journey.
Overall, if you've been following this series from the beginning you'll love the conclusion of Amelia's story, but be prepared - surround yourself with plenty of tissues and maybe some chocolate. Yes, chocolate would be very good right about now...
An emotional roller coaster
The only way out is through. And boy does Dee put us through a lot.
Book 2 ends with tears and this one starts with tears. And the tears just kept coming. Every time I thought I'd be ok, something else would happen to cause more tears. This whole series was one giant emotional roller coaster. But in the end, it was worth it.