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`Read E-pub õ Dear Ava Ý WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden Mills delivers a gripping enemies to lovers, secret admirer, high school romanceThe rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy covered Camden Prep Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world until they destroyed meThe last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them Please I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer Knox, the scarred quarterbackDane, his twin brotherOr Chance, the ex who dumped me Dear Ava,Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean SeaWait That s stupidWhat I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REALIt s been ten months since you were here, but I can t forget youI ve missed seeing you walk down the hallI ve missed you cheering at my football gamesI ve missed the smell of your hairAnd then everything fell apart the night of the keggerDon t hate me because I m a SharkI just want to make you mineStillMature Content Recommended for A short excerpt of Dear Ava appeared in Team PlayerNo longer available This all new, full length version ispages and , words 5 StarsI m completely smitten What a fabulous first time experience with new to me author, Ilsa Madden Mills I ll admit, I wasn t sure what to expect going in Not only is this YA NA in theme, but the story also opens with a possibly triggering and uncomfortable prologue, depicting seventeen year old heroine Ava, as she wakes up alone in the woods after attending a school kegger, scared, confused, and clearly having been sexually assaulted by an unknown classmate Although her assault was neve 5 StarsI m completely smitten What a fabulous first time experience with new to me author, Ilsa Madden Mills I ll admit, I wasn t sure what to expect going in Not only is this YA NA in theme, but the story also opens with a possibly triggering and uncomfortable prologue, depicting seventeen year old heroine Ava, as she wakes up alone in the woods after attending a school kegger, scared, confused, and clearly having been sexually assaulted by an unknown classmate Although her assault was never shown on page, the theme of rape hangs heavy over this story and potential readers should be warned.When the story kicks off, it s a year later and wrong side of the tracks Ava is finally returning to Camden Prep, an elite private school where she holds a scholarship but was so cruelly ostracised from after she spoke up about her assault, with many of her peers still calling her a lying bitch and a snitch.Ava is nothing if not independent, strong willed and highly resilient, choosing to return to a place where the people have unfairly cast her aside as trashy, deceitful and unworthy of their time Despite the harsh return welcome, Ava is determined to show these southern elitist assholes that they have not and cannot break her spirit and hopefully, well she s at it, she can also break loose some of herelusive memories of that fateful night, in order to work out exactly which football player from the kegger was her assailant.Ava refuses to let any of them get to her, but when a love letter is left in her locker on her first day back, she begins to question the motives and attitudes of the people around her, and slowly but surely, she begins to lose her heart to the one boy she thought was the biggest enemy of them all, but whom she misjudged so very greatly.Honestly, that s all that can be said without ruining the story and the epically beautiful romance that unfolds within There were a lot of moving parts to this story, many of which were emotionally exhausting, but I was just so caught up in the wonderful writing and by the engaging plot, that I couldn t help but fall hard and fast for Ava and her very, very dreamy hero I loved every moment of reading Dear Ava and I m now positively bursting at the seams to readfrom this author HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 3 4.5 Stars.Dear Ava is a difficult book Without skirting around the first chapter opens with the heroine waking up after being drugged and abused at a keg party And even though there s no description of the abuse on the page, it is tense enough to read about it And it s a very complicated place for a book to start.Then we cut to 9 months later, due to many circumstances Ava is going back to the same school where the possible abuser is from He was never caught, and a lot of victim blaming ha 4.5 Stars.Dear Ava is a difficult book Without skirting around the first chapter opens with the heroine waking up after being drugged and abused at a keg party And even though there s no description of the abuse on the page, it is tense enough to read about it And it s a very complicated place for a book to start.Then we cut to 9 months later, due to many circumstances Ava is going back to the same school where the possible abuser is from He was never caught, and a lot of victim blaming happened But Ava has always had a tough life, and she wants to 1 show that they can t break her and 2 find out who the guy was and get some revenge.In the midst of this very serious plot, she finds a letter in her locker from a secret admirer Enter Knox, a brooding quarterback with a huge scar on his face, that despite his scary looks has a tormented but sweet heart.This book kind of gave me 13 reasons why vibes, in the sense of going under the layers of what can happen in the worst scenarios of high school, and the dangers of parents and teachers turning a blind eye But, it was very carefully written and ended up being a story of how two broken people can help each other Knox was the perfect hero, he was kind and respectful and slowly he could let Ava trust another person.I think it s so hard to have such a serious plot and weave a romance into it but Ilsa Madden Mills pulled it off, an the overall result was great and the ending made perfect sense Ava was such a strong heroine, and while I hurt so much for her I was so proud of her bravery.Beware of trigger warnings if this is a difficult subject for you Thank you Social Butterfly PR and Ilsa Madden Mills for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review No matter the road you take, it doesn t matter if it s beautiful or ugly, hard or smooth, paved or pitted with ruts it s your road to take What matters is how it endswell this surprised the shit outta me.there were so many emotions i felt while reading this book and honestly, the last time i ever felt this way was when i read Landon Shay Part One and First and Forever Heartache Duet 2.Ava Harris h was TW drugged and sexually assaulted by one of the jocks from her school in juNo matter the road you take, it doesn t matter if it s beautiful or ugly, hard or smooth, paved or pitted with ruts it s your road to take What matters is how it endswell this surprised the shit outta me.there were so many emotions i felt while reading this book and honestly, the last time i ever felt this way was when i read Landon Shay Part One and First and Forever Heartache Duet 2.Ava Harris h was TW drugged and sexually assaulted by one of the jocks from her school in junior year and comes back in senior year to show everyone who didn t believe her and bullied her that she was strong and unbreakable Knox Grayson H was the school s QB1 and the most popular person in school, who coincidentally is the leader of the group of popular kids called the Sharks where one of them was the one who sexually assaulted Ava although this book had heavy subject matters, this was still so sweet and exceptionally romantic Ava and Knox s story focuses on second chances, redemption, resilience, and growth their love for one another was so next level compared to the other books i ve read by this author that i was evensuprised by how good this was characters Ava h she loves star wars, secretly nerdy, one of the most selfless h s i ve ever read, is the guardian of her six year old brother, and just overall STRONG i love this girl although she went through something horrific, her perseverance was so heartwarming to read that i just in awe of her Knox H THIS DUDE i love him i just i love him why because his words made me swooon imma give y all an example I want to know everything about you What you eat, except for tomatoes God I hate those, what you dream about, what songs you listen to, what makes you laugh, what makes you happy, how you feel when I fuck you I want you breathing for me I want you begging me forof this I want you kissing me, just me I want you, Tulip, you, you, you, you BRUH.and another one You can t go because I won t get over you I won t ever find someone like you I won t ever kiss a girl like you I love you againBRUHchokengtitiktitikchokeng I was crying like a baby during this scene.honestly, reading Knox s character just made me depressed just because guys like him are super duper rare in real life and i ve said this before and i ll say it again there s plenty of fish in the sea but there s alsotrash sooo bullying and slut shaming i got so heated when people did not support, did not believe Ava s rape and basically bullied her and calling her hurtful names reading about Ava s inner monologue when people called her a slut when she s a victim of rape really made me feel all the feels, mainly because even though this is fiction, this still happens in real life and it s equally maddening and disheartening but when this happens, Ava s perseverance and resilience truly is admirable to me this type of strong heroines are the ones i absolutely love what i disliked SPOILER this is pretty minor but i just really didn t like the separation and the rushed ending of when they reunited almost 2 freaking years later im kinda spoiled with these kinds of scenes and i always wantbut yeah, they separated at the end because as Gabriella said in High School Musical but to be fair, their reunion was still very sweet and filled with passion like, i can actually feel their longing for one another in an intense way.and another thing, what happened to Chance h s ex who was an asshole but had a redemption arc will he get his own book with Camilla h s dorm neighbor who was also sexually assaulted by the same rapist because that would be chef s kiss.again, i cried A LOT here this book was emotional and really makes you feel EVERYTHING one thing i look for in any romance novel is the passion and overwhelming emotions of love between the h H and these were definitely present here also, H was the first one who fell for her and pined for her for years that s definitely plus though, he did still sleep with OW and the h even caught him three times in the past i didn t mind this as much because the h didn t feel hurt and she actually made fun of him when she told him both were also celibate after the assault and after the separation.even though some might be hesitant to read this since it is based in a high school setting, i still recommend this 100% because it was honestly just so surprisingly good and this is definitely one of my favorites this year 5 stars 4.5 This was a surprise for me I don t usually, if ever pick up books that are set in high school, but I read a review saying to disregard that aspect because the book is worth it, so here I am now, saying the same What did I love about this A lot of things everything From the very beginning I was sucked in When Ava describes waking from a particularly horrible experience right at the start of the book it was a beautifully executed scene regardless of the subject matter It really p 4.5 This was a surprise for me I don t usually, if ever pick up books that are set in high school, but I read a review saying to disregard that aspect because the book is worth it, so here I am now, saying the same What did I love about this A lot of things everything From the very beginning I was sucked in When Ava describes waking from a particularly horrible experience right at the start of the book it was a beautifully executed scene regardless of the subject matter It really put you there and made you want to see her journey going forward The writing, pacing , the description of things, emotions, events I loved it all One thing I noticed about this book is how the characters are pictured very realistically The fact that these were 17 18 year olds was not disregarded, quite the contrary We see the MC s worried about the same stuff every other teen does Being good enough, being loved, thinking of the future with trepidation, trying to figure out how to juggle every conflicting emotion No matter the money, the status , the good looks we are ultimately slaves to the same insecurities I loved how this was portrayed here Despite of the obvious youthful way they handled themselves with, the lead characters were also strong and wise beyond their years which was acknowledged and reflected in their actions Ava and Knox were such a perfect mix of strong and vulnerable, as individuals but also as a couple It was a beautiful relationship to read about Their little interactions, the honesty with which they eventually relate to each other, it really pulls you into the story Overall, I d say I enjoyed thisthan I thought I would Maybe it s because I went into it expecting something different I don t know, but it s something I d recommend if asked