The first time Toby Hunter got arrested for defending Lilac Clarke’s honour, he was only fifteen years old, but he’d loved her from behind his black-rimmed glasses for as long as he could remember.
With a desperate need to protect her from a distance, one arrest turned to two, two soon turning into three, and before Toby knew what was happening, the sleepy village of Southwold was turning against him for daring to stand up for a girl like Lilac.
Beautiful Lilac with her flowers in her hair, her camera in her hands, and her sweet, pink, sugary-lipped kisses.
They could hate him for loving her all they wanted. Toby was a boy who did what was right, not what was easy, and he was always going to grow to be the man willing to give her what she deserved.
Even if that meant losing Lilac forever.
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A girl like Lilac. A beautiful coming of age story and a second chance romance that is raw, with tragic moments, heartwarming, bittersweet and written in a way I am beginning to love about this author.
Victoria L James has the words and lays them down with precision. The flow is like being on a boat, setting off on calm waters then you feel every storm and wave that passes until you reach the calm again.
I loved Lilac and Toby's journey. A girl like Lilac is the sort of book you oooh and awe over and feel the ups and downs along with the characters.
Toby knew he loved Lilac at the age of seven, since he first saw her rolling in the grass, strawberry blonde hair in a tangled mess, horrible green socks and blue shoes, nothing matched but she made it seem like everything she was wearing was made for her. Toby's neighbor fascinated him, he gravitated to her as she did with him.
" She was like a ball of light in a dull grey world"
This is a beautiful story of a friendship that grows into love, with life tragedies along the way that rock their world.
"I'm not worth that kind of trouble"
"You're worth a war Lilac"
Friendships, bullies, and adolescence, first kisses, first dances, first intimate moments the whole journey was bliss.
"My body already knew her body. My hands already knew her skin. My tongue already knew her taste. Everything was instinctual like we had done this a thousand times before."
"We were beautiful and tragic all at once and I couldn't get enough"
Another book by this author I couldn't put down and a memorable journey.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea. A standalone. Available in KU
Arc gratefully received for review purposes