Review: To The Steadfast by Briana Gaitan

SYNOPSIS:To The Steadfast

Resolute. Firm. Unwavering
That was my love for him.
Steadfast for as long as I can remember.

As my best friend’s brother, he ignored me before noticing me. He protected me, bought me my first beer, but eventually became my undoing.

There was a time I would have died to get him to notice me, now I’d do anything to forget him.
I’m not the one who can tame him, and he’s not the guy who will change for me.
This isn’t a story about falling in love, this is a story about falling out of love.
Unrequited love.
And finding the strength to move on.
Here’s to the steadfast.

*This is a first in a standalone series that crosses years from YA into NA genre, due to HEAVY subject matter this book is for ages 16 and up. This is not your typical love story.*


*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*

I wanted to love this book, from the beautiful cover to the synopsis, I thought I would be enchanted but this book, especially the ending, disappointed me. To say  I was upset with the ending was an understatement…I understand that not every story ends with a happily ever after the this ending left me with nothing. The ending is so wide open that you wonder why the author has it as a standalone when to me it clearly is saying cliffhanger.

I find that following these characters throughout their lives and watching them self destruct but never find true happiness is depressing. There is no happy ending for any character and to me that is a sad existence to read and find that no one finds a true happily ever after, especially Cody. It is a rather sad story of accepting that life is going to deal you a crap hand, money is the most important thing in the world, and in the end, you are your own steadfast because whoever you might think of as a steadfast…will never be.



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