Spotlight: IN HONOR by Jessi Kirby

Jessi Kirby is one of my new favorite authors.

I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Review Copy of IN HONOR and I actually dog-eared pages that I thought were especially well written.

It's a beautiful book, with characters I loved.

Here's the description from the back of the ARC:

Honor receives the last letter from her brother, Finn, three days after his military funeral. Devastated, she makes the impulsive decision to take a road trip in order to fulfill his final request. as she pulls Finn's old Chevy Impala out of the driveway, her brother's estranged best friend, Rusty, insists on coming along. Rusty is the last person to Honor would have picked to travel with -- he's obnoxious and and infuriating, and it doesn't help that he's distractingly good-looking. Somehow, though, as the two log the miles from Texas to California, they're able to communicate over their shared loss and the love they both have for Finn. But when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

What people are saying:

VOYA saysThe characters are entertaining, and their budding relationship is believable. Readers will find themselves rooting for the two to see past their differences and get together. This title is recommended for middle and high school readers of light romance, and those who appreciate accompanying characters on an emotional journey with interesting stops along the way.

Author Sarah Ockler says: A beautiful, engaging journey with heart, humor and just a pinch of Texas sass. Hands down my favorite contemporary of the year.

Author Lauren Barnholdt says: An amazing novel about first kisses, last goodbyes, and what it means to finally let go. I absolutely loved it.

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