Too Much, by Ella Miles
Publication: April 6, 2017
About the book:
A romance that starts at the end, and ends at the beginning.
He’s not coming.
He said he would always be here for me.
Except this time, when I really need him to be here, he isn’t.
He isn’t f**king here.
Quinn met Hunter five years ago at age eighteen. It wasn’t love at first sight. In fact, it was the complete opposite. But they did make a promise that day. If times ever got sh**ty again, all either of them had to do was text each other for help. For five years, they had always been there for each other until…they weren’t.
Standalone steamy romance.
As a huge Ella Miles fan, I’m excited to bring you my review of her new standalone romance, Too Much. This was such an interesting and unique novel in that it is written from present to the past until you get to the ending, and then everything ties together beautifully! The novel is about Quinn and Hunter and starts with her waiting for him after she had texted that she needed him, but he doesn’t come. Since meeting five years earlier, they had promised that whenever one of them texted the other saying they needed them, they came, no questions asked. But this time, Hunter doesn’t show. Too Much takes the reader on a journey through time to learn about Quinn, Hunter, and exactly what their relationship means to each of them.
I must admit that I wasn’t sure about the present to past organization when I first started reading this novel. I knew without a doubt that I would get into the storyline and characters but was somewhat frustrated with it in the beginning. However, after finishing the entire novel and reflecting on it, this worked beautifully and added a completely different type of suspense for the reader. Each chapter works backward, whether an hour, month or even years in order to paint the picture of Quinn and Hunter’s relationship. This resulted in many surprises while reading as I tried to figure out how they had gotten together, who the little girl Ava was, and why they were with other people.
As typical with Miles’ characters, Quinn was strong and beautiful, wanting to stand on her own rather than ask for help. Hunter was sweet, sexy, but also quite the ladies man – but also a successful football player. She came from a weathered past, he came from money, but they worked together perfectly. Then there was Quinn’s sweet daughter Ava, which raised several questions for me while reading, but don’t worry – everything is explained!
Also as usual with Miles, there are plenty of hot and steamy scenes in Too Much, but overall, this is a novel about enduring love. Not just the love between Hunter and Quinn but love among friends, family, children, and even those no longer with them. While reading this novel I could feel their emotions whether joy or frustration and was sucked into the novel and its characters from the first few lines. This is a must-read for romance/new adult fans, but especially Ella Miles fans. This is very different but absolutely wonderful!
*Thanks to Ella Miles for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.