4 stars for the crazy love story of Sparrow Fisher and Ian Sterling in True Love Story by Willow Aster.
As with all the good love stories, theirs is full of ups and downs and some hard twists and turns. This is the perfect love story for those that enjoy second chances and forgiveness. At some points it was prefect. Ian was full with all the right words to make any girl feel like they are the most adore creature ever and then in other parts I felt like I wanted to smack Sparrow and Ian up side their heads.
The story started out with Ian and Sparrow, who have been broken up for over a year, meeting in an airport as they are about to board the same plane. Once on the plane we find out that he still wants her…that he never stopped loving her in all the time they have been apart. However, Sparrow is still hurt so that is when the author takes us back to how it all started.
When we jump back over 5 years ago we are met with a sheltered girl who is a book nerd and pastor’s daughter. The typical good girl is dating the perfect guy in her parents eyes, but she is starting to set out on her own as she gets ready to head to college on the other side of the country. Before she leaves there is a lunch date set up with family friends Jeff and Laila Roberts, her boyfriend Michael, and her parents Anthony and Charlie. During this meal a friend of the Roberts, Ian, breaks his way into Sparrow’s mind and she can never seem to shake him back out of it when he joins them.
As a musician Ian is full of beautiful words and is a bad boy type of guy. The two begin one long and sometimes painful to read love story. Over the years they cover just about every thing that can push two people apart: from distance to an age gap to other people who try to come between them.
Every relationship is different, but each one takes a certain amount of respect for the other person and yourself to make it work. Ian takes forever to grow and do both of these things before he and Sparrow can ever dream of making it work. This story show that no true love story is perfect. As humans we are hard on ourselves and end up doing more damage ourselves than anyone else can and destroy our happy endings