Katia Rose asked me to do a review of her new book, Your Echo. This is book 2 in the series, but you definitely don’t need to read the first book (though it is now on my TBR, for sure). This book was excellent and I look forward to reading the whole series. The depth of emotion that Rose managed to convey in the story was astounding. There were no reactions that seemed out of place or over the top, despite how extreme they were. The struggle of both Ace and Stephanie to deal with a single event in their pasts was so real, the reader is able to truly understand why they do what they do. Rose makes sure to lead the reader right where she wants them before the big reveal. By time you reach that point, you’re pretty sure you know what is going on, but it doesn’t matter. The choices Ace makes when he gets to the point that HE knows what is going on are both heartbreaking and so warming and redeeming. This is a romance that really hits every soft spot a person has.
Rose doesn’t gloss over the struggles of mental health. She doesn’t make her characters magically better with time. In fact, the characters’ struggles in the story are directly related to the fact that neither one actually received mental health care in their pasts. This is probably the thing that I applaud most. Rose’s handling of mental health (including non-military PTSD) is real, but also sensitive to the fact that this is a serious and difficult issue.
I highly recommend this book, as it’s more than just a romance. Katia Rose is a gifted storyteller that has made it to my “favorite romance author” list.
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