Review: Camden Walker: Apartment 8C by Aly Stiles (Wreck Me #2)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
"You can keep running, but I will never stop chasing you. I will never stop searching because I'm not afraid of time. I already know how to wait for you. I already know how to love you, even when I can't have you."
Camden Walker: Apartment 8C is the second novel in the Wreck Me series, and Aly Stiles, indeed, wrecked me with yet another heartrending and oh-so-moving story of acceptance, discovery, and yes, love. This is a complete standalone, as is the series starter, Ashton Morgan: Apartment 17B, but I highly recommend both books for the very simple reason that they're fantastically penned stories that are worth the time you put into them. If you're new to Stiles' writing, then this is as good a time as any to see what you've been missing. This author is one of my favorite go-tos, and for good reason. Her storytelling is exceptional, and dare I say, it's difficult to compare because Stiles is in a class all her own.
After his cheating girlfriend breaks up with him and summarily kicks him out of her not-so-humble abode, twenty-seven-year-old artist Camden Walker is lucky to lease a place in the Rosewood Building of the Cedar Lake apartment complex. The end of his relationship caught him unaware, but it's his first visitor to his new apartment that has him surprised. Twenty-nine-year-old Olivia Price is his ex's older sister, and she's made it rather clear in the past that she doesn't think much of Cam. But he's about to discover that the woman he thought never thought him worthy of her attention may be the rare individual who sees him. Could Liv be the person to help Camden realize that he's just as wondrous as his art?
This book! Gah! I was spellbound from start to finish. Aly Stiles has mastered the art of story and character development, as showcased in Camden and Olivia's journey. I was so invested in these two, and while they did get to their happily-ever-after, it wasn't smooth sailing. I so appreciated that they had to work for that HEA, that they stumbled and had their fair share of missteps because that meant they earned that happy ending. I made the "mistake" of starting this book late into the night. From there, I was all in, so having the sun just beginning to rise by the time I was done wasn't really that much of a shock, not when I was as taken as I had been by Camden Walker: Apartment 8C. Five-plus stars.
Read my reviews for the Wreck Me series:
Ashton Morgan: Apartment 17B (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
Camden Walker: Apartment 8C (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 23 June 2021
Date Read: 21 June 2021
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