If you're looking for a story about a sweet, innocent virgin who rides off into the sunset with a reformed bad boy, then you're looking in the wrong place.
Some people don’t get a happily ever after. Molly Scott is one of those people, and she knows it. With the kind of past that she has, and the secrets that she holds, she knows that even if she found Prince Charming, he wouldn’t want her. She refuses to dwell on her less than ideal situation though. This is her life, no point in complaining.
Logan Wade had his life planned out, until all his dreams came crashing down around him. Now, he’s come back to the town he swore he would never see again to start fresh. He has no plans to ever settle down again, that’s how he ended up back here in the first place.
When Molly and Logan meet, they are forced to rethink the lives they thought they knew and the futures they were so sure they wanted. Suddenly, Molly wonders if there is a better life outside of the hell she has built for herself, and Logan begins to rethink his resistance towards settling down again.
They say love conquers all, but Molly and Logan are about to find out that sometimes love just isn’t enough.
I don’t know why my past few reads are about abusive relationships… it’s awfully draining. I mean – why do these amazing girls stay with men who clearly can’t see their worth? Is it love? Is it sex? Is it the sense of belongingness? Or are they just trapped in the cycle?
What made me read Reflect Me: 1) The cover – it’s always the cover that lures me first to read the book (petty, right?) but look at it and tell me if it’s not pretty!!! 2) The blurb – it promises readers something new and different, something to look forward to after books with similar plots – perhaps something fresh.
Molly Scott has a lot of secrets – not just from the past, in the present as well. She lives with Brian, her abusive boyfriend, who got her pregnant. Not really your type of story right? I thought so too because I can’t comprehend why a girl would stay with a boy just because he got her pregnant. It was like she was resigned to her fate – she was no longer dreaming of her prince charming who would sweep her off her feet. With the kind of past that she had, and with a daughter right now – who would have wanted her?? You would have hated Molly when she was a push over, but when she finally starts to fight – it was a sight so beautiful, I was astounded!
Then Logan came into the picture – he had his life planned out. He was about to get married to a girl he loved, and then suddenly, he had nothing. He decided to come back home and start fresh. No plans of getting into a relationship, until he set his eyes on his buddy’s girlfriend, Molly.
It started with friendship, they knew they had the hots for each other, but no one stepped in the line. They respected each other’s lives, and privacy. And no matter how Logan hated it – he respected Molly and Brian’s relationship (well, until he knew of the abuse). But, he remained friends with Molly, coming into her work, and even playing with Lyric (I love the name, by the way!).
Both characters deserve their shares of happy endings, but it was a long way to go. Molly and Logan had issues from their past that they have to deal with. Molly was still living with the father of her daughter. Everything was complicated – but both made it work.
My heart goes to the secondary characters as well, especially Wynee and Justin who became Molly’s family and was ready anytime that she will ask for help. They respected her decision, and waited for the right time to intervene. They didn’t push her, but reminded her often that they were always there for her.
KB Webb made a nice novel for her first work. It wasn’t something that you’d have a ready-tissue-beside-you type of novel, but it was okay. I enjoyed most parts, especially when Molly finally had some guts. I hope it will inspire women who are in a bad relationship right now. It may take a lot of effort, but never let a man treat you like trash. You deserve better.
*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
“That’s what walls are for, Logan, to keep people out. Did you ever think that there’s a reason I have walls? That some pretty fucked up shit has happened in my life to make me this way.? Do you really want a friend like that?” I looked at him, daring him to say he really wanted this. That he could handle all the shit that came with being part of my life.
“Yeah, yeah I do, Molly. Believe it or not, I’m pretty fucked up myself. I mean, hell, my life sure as shit isn’t all rainbows and daisies and I know yours isn’t either. But if you let me be your friend, Molly, let me help you, maybe we can find out what the rainbows and daisies look like together.”
K.B. Webb is an up and coming author from a small town in Louisiana. She has a slight obsession with all forms of music from the 90's and anything labeled 'Texas Country.' She spends her days behind a desk as a legal biller, writing chapters in her head. Her nights are spent with her adorable two year old daughter, handsome, country boy fiancé, and crazy mutt puppy. Reflect Me is her first novel.