Book Review: Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis

This is one of those unique stories that stay with you until the end of time. Starting from the prologue that made my heart squeeze itself into a tight ball till the last page when I finished the book with a content smile on my face, this book had me hooked throughout.

Why can’t I just stay here and love you?



The cover and the blurb made me want to read it so badly. I was hoping against all hope that their fairy-tale doesn’t come crashing down before it even begins. I immediately googled it and read some reviews. If M.S. Willis did not have me intrigued before, she certainly had me hooked now. I had to know how the story ends…
 

What do you do when a girl walks into your life and challenges everything you know? You hold onto her and never let go.


And let me tell you, I will NEVER look at butterflies the same way ever again. I am officially in love with them.

Hunter is that cocky, arrogant guy who has not a care in this world. He has the brain, the money, the good looks, the drugs, the girls and a full scholarship to Harvard. 
Ellison on the other hand you just can’t help but fall in love with. Right from the start she has you hooked. She’s fun, quirky, adorable and way too smart for her own good. 

I don’t want to be one of those people who, at the end of their lives, look back and realize they missed it.


One thing I liked about the book was the character development seen from both ends. The author did an awesome job not exaggerating it, keeping it real and simple and also loved how she kept the characters real and portrayed their love for one another so beautifully.

This might be your life, but I’m making it mine as well — because YOU are my life. I don’t give a shit what you say or do. You can ignore me, you can hate me — hell — you can put my picture on a wall and throw darts at it if that’s what makes you feel better, but I’m not going anywhere.


Although it may seem like it, it isn’t one of those ‘bad-boy-falls-for-good-girl-over-the-summer-and-turns-his-whole-life-around’ love stories. Okay, maybe a little but with a lot more depth to it. And I loved that the story was mainly written from Hunter’s POV, you just get so much more out of the story that way. 

It was heartbreaking to see what they go through, throughout the book, together and individually. They both overcome so many hurdles in life that just makes them a stronger individual.

I wanted to be her island, her rock, and her strength. I wanted to take on the world for her and battle against anything that threatened her. Ellison was softhearted – she didn’t need pain to make her hard. There was too much beauty in her heart and soul for that to happen.

                                                                                         
The way the author brought the story to an end was both unique and heartbreaking. I won’t lie and say that it didn’t bring a tear or two in my eyes but I’ll have to respect her for what she did. I really appreciate the fact that she didn’t ruin the story by an overly cheesy/common ending. A unique end to a unique book. This is a book that I would highly recommend you to pick it up. 

It was because of Ellison.

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