Dammit, Mz. Dahl did it to me again. Eric was the most serious of all the siblings and that was very much a part of this story. Serious, overbearing at times, overwhelming, and spiraling out of control. He was my favorite of the brothers because he was the most damaged I think.
Everyone thought he was perfect, but the facade was cracking after too many years of trying to be perfect for everyone.
Beth had a lot of parallels in her story. But instead of perfection, she was trying to show that she could be a badgirl, when that wasn't ever what she wanted to be.
I've loved all the books in this series for different reasons, but I think Eric and Jamie were the ones I identified with the most. They were the flipsides of a coin and the mistakes they made, the way they loved their family, and the way they eventually fell in love were powerful because they had to face so much.
Beth AND Eric had to figure out who they were through the course of this book. It was especially timely for me as I feel like I'm in a similar situation.
Bravo, Mz. Dahl, for creating a lovely world for me to get lost in for three months. That was a very satisfying end to the series.