It’s always interesting and eye opening to see the world through someone else’s eyes. To see what they see, feel what they feel, love how they look, and hurt when they are hurt. Thicker Than Water by Dylan Allen gave me the opportunity to do all of those things and more.
Dylan Allen was able to convey a valuable lesson that our country as whole can learn from. I for one gained a vast amount of knowledge on a subject that I turned my eyes away from. I didn’t do so because I didn’t care. In fact, I care a great deal. I turned my eyes away because I was too lazy to seek the information that we all need.
I don’t believe this review will be messy at all. I’m going to keep it pretty here today.
Let’s see what the author has to say. . .
Lucia Vega is on a winning streak.
Her book, Throw Away the Key has taken the country by storm.
And now it’s being made into a movie.
After years of chasing it, she can finally taste freedom.
Reece Carras is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.
Handsome, rich and generous, he’s everything girls like her aren’t supposed to dream of.
But dream she does. And in his strong arms she finds a freedom she never even knew existed.
Falling in love is the easy part…
Cruel twists of fate and torn loyalties will make staying together seem impossible.
Sacrifices will have to be made.
And they will learn that blood may be thicker than water,
But nothing is more powerful than two hearts that beat for each other.
Let’s get started. . .
Lucia! Oh, how I loved her. I just wanted to put her little pint size self in my pocket and keep her forever. She was just that freaking adorable. She also had the biggest heart. She’s twenty three years old and is taking America by storm with her debut novel that highlights the struggles of living undocumented – and not by choice.
Reece! Well, he’s just sexy as fuck! It’s not just his looks that makes him sexy, it’s his heart. He is KIND. That may seem like a simple word, KIND, but it’s not. Kindness in seen in every part of someone’s life. When someone is kind, everything they do is done without malicious or for selfishness. I fell madly in book love with all things Reece.
My motto is: What we feel isn’t as important as what we know. But this, for me is an issue where what I feel and what I know are perfectly aligned. – Reece
Reece led with his heart and his heart led him to tackle a subject that he did not have to, as it wouldn’t affect his life. He was using his influence to tackle the DREAMERs. He wanted to fight for the for those who were being deported. The voiceless. The lost. The forgotten. American’s dirty little secret. Little did he know that he was fighting for Lucia as well.
But like every great love story – and this is a great love story – life wasn’t going to just hand Lucia and Reece love, they were going to have to fight for it. Let me tell you, they did.
“I see you, Lucia. The scarred places. And the beautiful parts. This connection. This feeling. It feels like a blessing and curse.” – Reece
Lucia wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, in fact, quite the opposite. She had to fight tooth and nail for the life she had and made no apologies for it. Along the way her heart had to endure an unspeakable amount of heartache and torture.
Reece’s spoon was a wee bit more silver than Lucia but his heart suffered his fair amount of misery.
That’s what makes this book so appealing to me and loads of others. It’s also why you will give Thicker Than Water a chance too. Because as much as we all will and have learned about a very important topic, we also get to watch Lucia and Reece’s love unfold.
When the world fights to keep them apart, it’s their own path they need to navigate to bring them together.
“Do you trust me, Lucia”
“We can be confused, upset, whatever. But what we can’t be, is apart.”
Thicker Than Water moved me so much, it’s impossible for me to express that without giving the story away.
Don’t you just love thought provoking books? I know I do.
Do I recommend this book? Yes, very much so.
Will I read another book by this author? In a heartbeat. I adore her work.
I told you I was going to keep it pretty and I’m a woman of my word, always.
TTYL, lovers. . .
Follow all things messy. . .
About the author. . .
Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.
A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.
When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.