Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.
Sol by Leslie McAdam was at times heartbreaking but at others so heartwarming. It’s a story about love, loss, grief, family and hope, with a touch of angst. A story about letting go and new beginnings.
Trent Milner and Degan Anderson have been friends since they were eight years old. They grew up experiencing life together. After high school, both decided to join the military and serve their country. It was important to them, even if Degan’s older sister disagreed with their decision.
I loved Trent. The army had changed him. He left a boy, but came back a man. He was strong, caring and very patient. His love for Dani had weathered years. And now he had to find her. He had something important to tell her and a promise to keep. Even as PTSD and grief followed him everywhere. He would not fail her.
Danika Anderson was free-spirited and fiercely independent. She believed in nonconformity and lived a nomad life. She travelled the world on a whim and came and went as she pleased. She answered to no one and tried to live with no regrets. Though one came to haunt her dearly. Though Dani was free-spirited, she held her emotions locked-up tight. It was hard for her to let go, much less let someone in.
Trent and Dani’s story was emotional and sweet. Both carried the weight of their actions and had no idea how to move past them. Trent loved Dani and wanted to love and protect her. Dani wanted the freedom she so desperately craved and felt letting love in would somehow shackle her. Could two people so opposite from each other find a way to love each other freely?
Sol by Leslie McAdam was not so much a forbidden love story than a story about forgiveness and love. A story of a man’s grief and a woman’s hope. Of two opposites who could freely love and understand each other, despite their differences. A story about finding solace in the sun, instead of hiding in the shade.