How much heartache and pining can you pack into 142 pages? LOADS!
If I were to describe Leaving Bree by Claire Highton-Stevenson by tropes, it would be second chance, friends to lovers, slowburn. Simple, yeah?
But nothing is ever simple, not the characters or the story – there are layers and depth to everything, and that’s what made this novella so good.
Morgan and Bree are great, realistic characters, ditto the supporting cast. I found myself rooting for Morgan all the way, occasionally wanting to yell at her to just get on with it and stop being so.. [censored]!
For the squeamish: the stalker bits are mostly just hinted at, as they are not the focus here. Mainly, they are there as another layer to Bree’s backstory.