Beautiful. Sexy. Heart breaking.
I do not normally read romance novels. There is nothing wrong with romance but I normally prefer thrillers and mysteries, so why did I read this one? Well, because my brother asked me to and I couldn’t say no. Honestly, I am so happy that I did!
This book was more than just a romance novel! This was a coming of age story, a romance novel, a coming out story, a love letter, I could go on and on. The book is told by Elio and how he comes to terms with his feelings for Oliver, a guest living in their home (in Italy) for the summer. The reader is brought right into his mind and you get to share every secret thought that was held there. The way he fought his feelings for Oliver, the was so passionate about the way he felt but then at times felt embarrassed by his feelings.
Once we were to the portion of the story where Spoiler alert….they were finally together you felt like you were on could 9 with joy. It was so beautiful, so intense, so very sexy. Elio just had a way of describing every moment, it almost felt like you were the one living those moments. You also felt the heart ache when the summer was over and Oliver had to leave back to America.
Overall, this book was just amazing. The author did an amazing job painting every scene and emotion in this book. It was beautiful. You were instantly transported into the mind of Elio and it was so hard to leave. There was a moment between Elio and his farther after Oliver left that brought tears to my eyes. And do not get me started on that final paragraph. I was left with a book hangover after this one. If you are looking for a beautiful and heart breaking LGBT+ romance novel you really need to read this one.