Sunny Shelly’s Review: Almost Him by S.M. Shade


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“Sometimes, hope holds us by the throat.”

We were teenagers the first time Alden Stokes climbed through my bedroom window.

He was the first boy to hold my hand.

He was my first kiss.

He was my first everything.

The tumultuous years made us into adults while circumstances pushed us apart. Now I’ve found my way back to the only man I’ve ever loved.

And I won’t let him go.



Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Tissues are most definitely needed for this second-chance romance! Ella and Alden grow up across the street from each other and while they never technically date, they are in love from the time they are 13. She was in love with him long before he snuck in her window that first night to kiss her.

Life takes them in different directions, but they eventually find their way back to each other. Alden was a bit of the rebel after his dad left, and he vows to make something of himself before he feels worthy to be with Ella. And once he does and they finally get together, life is glorious. Until it’s not.

These characters and the backstory were so thought out. There’s a great camaraderie among the neighborhood kids, including Alden’s twin, Oliver, and Ella’s best friend, Tori. They rely on one another, lift each other up, and stick by each other’s side always.

Part one of a duet, this book ends on a shocking cliffhanger. The second half, Always Us, will be available soon thankfully bc I need to get the conclusion of Ella and Alden’s story!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


 I’m a full time author who is hopelessly addicted to iced coffee, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since I sounded out my first word, I started writing as a teenager and rediscovered my love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, I now live in a small Kentucky town.

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