This is Monty Jay’s second novel, and she has yet again completely exceeded any expectations I had. I was pulled into the Fury world immediately as if I never left Nico and Riggs made me giggle, swoon, broke my heart then stitched it back together with their Ferris wheel ride to their happily ever after.
After reading Love & Hockey I knew that Riggs’ story was going to be emotional, but it was so much more than that. Briggs and Nico the connection they shared had a fiery intensity that was burned into each other’s soul. Riggs had been through heartbreaking devastation and Nico had the uncanny ability to see the side of her that she kept hidden. As many times as my heart broke right along with Riggs and Nico it also soared with pride as Riggs found her inner strength and worked so incredibly hard to become the best version of whom she wanted to be.
Nico was a bit alpha hockey player, but he was also charming, sweet he knew that Riggs was his and there was nothing that was going to stand in the way of him wooing his was into her heart as she was the one who owned his soul.
This book touches on several heavy topics that are oftentimes glossed over in books, but I felt Monty Jay handled them with authenticity and compassion that such things merit. The banter between the characters and the moments they share with their friends brings this to the perfect balance of gut wrenching feels, steam and giggles.