Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Gabriella Mason is damaged.
Teller Reddy is wrecked.
Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.
In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.
Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.
Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.
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Teller and Ella are quite the pair. I'm thorn between loving it and not loving it. I have mixed feelings about it, but I think that is necessary to say that Mary Elizabeth writes wonderfully.
From the beginning to the end all I had in my mind was: INTENSE. This book is intense from the relationship between Ella and Teller to the collateral damage they create. It's beautiful and it's bad. In the entire journey of reading this book I cried, I loved and Mary Elizabeth took my heart... Broke it into a lot of pieces and put it back together again.
I don't think there is a way to describe the emotional experience of Closer. I believe that you have to read it to understand what's really going on between these two.
I was torn while reading it. Sometimes I wanted to hate Ella, but I understood her decisions. Sometimes I wanted to hate Teller, but he has such a sweet-damaged heart that I just wanted to give him the biggest hug.
I am a believer that love is a big thing. People often say that love can't hurt you. But the reality is: love can in fact hurt you and heal you at the same time. Despite the ugliness of their relationship, a honest love shines very bright between Ella and Teller. They make mistakes, but even in the small actions you see that they are mean to be together.
Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.
Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.