Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Book Review for Closer by Mary Elizabeth

Gabriella Mason is damaged.

Teller Reddy is wrecked.

Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.

In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.

Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.

Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.

REVIEW: 5+ STARS....and waiting.
"Our affection never lacked passion. We're deficient in self-control."

OMG!!!! I knew I loved Mary Elizabeth before reading this, but I'm pretty certain this book just gave me more to love! I also may hate her a little bit right now. I am going to die while waiting for the next book. I just know this. <waaaah> Seriously....she gave me just enough to give me the chest squeezies! Falling in love with Teller was no hard task, by any means, so that's what makes this all a little harder to stomach. But the volatility of the love between Teller and Gabriella is intense and insanity mixed together with perfection. How do you fight so hard, yet love so deep?

Teller and Ella are a couple you can't help falling in love with. From the very first page, I was drawn into his charisma and his "smirks". He was just....chill. I really liked him. He instantly grew on me. I found myself smiling with his constant comebacks because he was so witty with such natural ease. It's a perfect mixture of ansty-ease. You couldn't help but smile while listening to him chat with Ella. Something is growing between them and it's very apparent, and the way their relationship grew is the perfect example of Mary's ability to weave this tale all the while grabbing ahold of your heart and soul and keeping it locked within the vice that is her words. You can't stop reading. Their meeting set the tone for the book and it was most definitely smile-worthy.  I'm pretty sure he's not a wolf in sheep's clothing, buuuuut.....this literally broke my heart. I feel like carving my heart out with a dull butter knife may have been easier on it. But that's what I love so much about Mary's stories. I'm shaking my head right now. It's pure torture, and for some reason, I'm willing to go through it with her books. Shoot me now.

I love Mary's words....I love the way she spins a story and I love that I can "see" the book play out. It's like it's effortless for her. She just flows. The story moves and you get so caught up within her story that you literally hang on every word. I. LOVE. IT. Reading one of Mary's books always puts my feelings into check....the realization of what really good writing actually is.  She's that good. There was so much to soak up while reading this. So much. The words. The looks. The actions. The nicknames. The smart ass comments that mean more than they are willing to actually say out loud. She wraps me up in this whole other world. I LOVE it. She makes my heart actually ache. I NEED MORE. OMG....just thinking about Teller and Ella all over again makes me swoon angrily. Hahaha!

And now the wait begins. I'm such an angst whore and Mary offers it easily and willingly. I would give her my arm so I can have an IV of it continuously. I love her brand of angst. I need more. I'm a junkie for more, Mary!! It's YOUR fault! ARGH!!!

"You'll never not be mine, Ella."


Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. 

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.




  1. You really captured my attention and my heart with this review Bee. You know I haven't read her yet but you're making me want to take the plunge and try to discover for myself why you crave her books. Wow just wow!

    1. Thanks, Bunny!!!! I love Mary Elizabeth!!