♥ Three fateful encounters....
♥ Two heart-breaking tragedies....
♥ One last chance to get it right.
Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.
Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he's never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose... until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.
When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.
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This is another great novel by Cassia Leo! Black Box is a much darker novel compared to what I’ve read in the past of Cassia’s. Mikki and Crush are both broken individuals who have so many emotions and demons running through them. However, it is such a beautiful love story that was hard for me to put down. While reading, I couldn’t help but adore Crush and Mikki and the relationship these two have. Both have been through so much in their lives and I believe it’s fate that brought them together.
Mikki does suffer from mental illness and had something horrific happen to her in the past. Crush blames himself for something horrible that happened in his past. These two continue to battle these demons that linger in their minds. These two have encountered one another a couple times a few years ago. In Crush and Mikki’s previous encounters, these two unknowingly have helped the other out. When Crush and Mikki meet again, they both seem familiar to one another, but don’t recall that meeting right away. They spend more time together, getting to know one another and eventually realize how they met, while helping the other out, again!
I love how Crush is so patient and understanding with Mikki. With Mikki’s traumatic past, there are a lot of things that are not comfortable to her. Crush doesn’t force or rush her into anything. He’s allowing her to do things at a pace that is comfortable to her. You feel that he really cares for her and really never stopped caring for her right after he first met her.
Some could say it’s just pure coincidence that these two have had more than one encounter. Like I mentioned before, I do believe it’s fate that brought these two together. These two are meant to help one another, to help heal from their past. If you aren’t a believer in fate, I think there is a possibility that this novel could change your mind!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home, Abandon) and the Luke and Chase series.