Title – So Near the Horizon (Danny Trilogy 1)
Author – Jessica Koch
Genre – Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
My Rating – 4/5
From the moment she crosses paths with Danny, Jessica is fascinated. The dashing, confident twenty-year-old has everything she dreams of—looks, success, independence, money—and his kind, infinitely cheerful nature is spellbinding.
Yet Jessica sees something else lingering underneath Danny’s perfect facade. Bit by bit, she manages to pick it apart, unveiling harrowing truths about a deeply traumatic childhood that has left more than just emotional scars. Now, far away from his home and family, he is fighting to build a normal life for himself—even though he may be destined for a future as dark as his past.
Despite all adversity and against all reason, a deep and intimate love develops between Danny and Jessica. But soon they find themselves confronting the harsh realities of a superficial world, battling against prejudice and exclusion at every turn… and, worst of all, racing against time…
TRIGGER WARNING: Drug Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Suicide
I received an e-ARC of So Near the Horizon by Jessica Koch from NetGalley and the Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
What can I even say……… Boy this book nearly made me cry.
So Near the Horizon is based on the true story of the author’s experiences with Danijel Taylor a man who seems perfect on the surface but with a traumatic past. As she slowly finds herself falling in love with him, she discovers more and more about the man she loves. The book was originally written in German and has since been translated.
The one thing that struck me most about the book was that it wasn’t easy to read. Reading Jessica’s story makes you realize just how cruel the world could be and I couldn’t help but feel terrible. Terrible for Danny, terrible for Jessica and terrible for their best friend Christina.
Before going into the book I was hesitant about reading it for two reasons – a) I thought it might just be an unnecessary sob fest and b) I’ve had terrible experiences with translated book because the ones I’ve read have almost never turned out great. I’m happy to report that I was wrong on both accounts.
Despite the dark past and sad undertone of the book, Jessica Koch manages to focus on the positives of life. There is so much more to the book then just the history of the characters, and you simply can’t help but fall in love with the characters. Additionally, the translator has done a great job with the book so I have no absolutely no complaints in that area.
So Near the Horizon is a pretty beautiful read, and I definitely recommend it to all those who enjoy New Adult novels.
Overall, I give the book 4 out of 5 stars.
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