Author: N.N. Britt
Available in KU!
Genre: New Adult Romance / Coming of Age
They say first love doesn't last. Alana's ends on the night her boyfriend Dakota dies in a deadly shooting at a Portland club.
In an attempt to look for ways to deal with her grief, Alana reaches out to Dakota's older brother Mikah, who's struggling with moving on himself.
Both damaged beyond repair, neither Alana or Mikah know how to cope with their loss. What's worse, they have zero idea how to handle the unexpected feelings they start developing for each other.
Trigger warning: themes of gun violence, depression, PTSD. Reader discretion advised.
Severance was my first book by N.N. Britt and let me say she blew me away with this hauntingly real new adult romance.
Severance tackles sensitive topics such as shooting and PTSD. N.N. Britt has created a very authentic story which slowly crept under my skin and wouldn’t leave.
Alana and Mikah survives a shooting but 24 others don’t including Mikah’s younger brother Dakota who’s also Alana’s boyfriend.
Severance is Alana’s story. Her before and after. Both parts equally important to the story, for Alana and who she was and now is becoming.
She and Mikah are forever changed after that fateful night. They now share a connection and even though Alana didn’t have a friendship with Mikah she seeks him out. To still have something of her boyfriend and for the feeling Mikah gives her. Anything but lost and the endless disconnect she feels whenever she’s around her deeply religious parents or her best friend Jess, who’s also a survivor, but on a different path than Alana.
The author portrays Alana with an authenticity that felt too real at times. Alana and her anxiety, nightmares and wanting justice for her boyfriend and the other victims was flawlessly portrayed. The feeling of being lost and scared was something that was always present throughout the story.
Alana and Mikah share a connection but it’s so much more than that. The Before and After chapters just work. They gave me a sense of who Alana was and how she saw Mikah. It’s not just Alana substituting Dakota for his older brother Mikah. It’s about moving on and finding comfort in others that helps you do that. Mikah is what Alana needs but it’s not easy when he’s also battling his own demons. Their chemistry is electrifying and always sizzling just beneath the surface. When they give in to one another it’s like a lightning bolt.
N.N. Britt is a new to me author but after finishing Severance she’s an author I will look forward to reading more from. Very impressive and fabulous.
4.5 Cupcake Queen Stars.
Follow the Author
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS | BOOKBUB | TWITTER | PINTEREST | FB GROUP