I was hooked from the first page! I’ve been waiting for this book since I finished Behind the Falls.
Noah tells the story in Behind the Falls while Cure alternates the telling of the story between two characters. If you read Behind the Falls the first several chapters of this book will be familiar to you. If you haven’t read Behind the Falls (What are you waiting for? You should really read it!) then you can certainly read this book without missing anything. But! I can’t recommend Behind the Falls enough. I think you need to get to know Noah. I LOVED Noah even if he broke my heart over and over and over.
Rarely do I read books that feature same-sex couples. In fact, Behind the Falls and Cure are the only two books I can think of that I have read. It’s not a genre or subject matter that I usually seek out. I’ll be honest here, it makes me a bit uncomfortable. You may ask then why I’ve read these two books. The answer is simple, peer pressure from my reader friends lead me to Behind the Falls. When I finished that book, I knew I needed more. Seriously though, I’m so glad that I read these two books. Ms. Zalegowski does a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life. Each one is superbly written, heartbreakingly so. As I was reading I never pictured a same-sex couple, I was simply reading about two people in love. For me it was a story of first love and gender didn’t enter my mind.
Behind the Falls was one of my Top 5 books in 2015. I’ve been patiently (okay, not so patiently) waiting for Cure. The ending of Behind the Falls left me wanting more and Cure has cured (see what I did there) all of my problems with the open ending (in my opinion) of Behind the Falls. I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this book. I needed to know how it would end. Would Noah be okay? Would his relationship with Max survive? I’m happy with the ending. I have closure but could absolutely see another book. I’d love to have more Noah and Max in my life!
I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 4 stars
Author: Brenda Ernst Zalegowski