Callie has moved to a new town to attend school. For Callie this new school isn't just about education, it is about a new start. Callie is running from a dark secret that forced her to become withdrawn from the world around her. While attempting a new start Callie is also attempting to come out of her shell, could a blast from her past awaken her or hurt her?
There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.
For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.
Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.
Something about this New Adult genre I swear it is utterly addicting. The characters for New Adult in general seem to all come with baggage but in this book the baggage is heavily loaded. Each character is carrying around emotional weight, and running from tragic events. I don't mean my dog died tragic, I mean something extreme happen that shifted them into the people they now are, walking tragedies/ticking time bombs. As odd as this may sound I was totally into it.
I like that the characters aren’t painted picture perfect. I think in the YA world, and to be honest the romance world in general, we tend to encounter far too many perfect flawless characters. The changeup is nice even if it is a bit extreme. Callie's character is trying so hard to break out of her shell and overcome her troubled past. Callie does tend to be slightly immature at times but I think it goes along with what she has gone through, and the loss of her childhood. I will leave it at that to avoid spoilers.
The chemistry between Kayden our leading man and Callie is believable and it builds, not some crappy insta love. In fact I really enjoyed the chemistry between all the characters. The way they interact with each other had me both laughing out loud and cheering them on.
Now the part of the book I didn't enjoy, THE FREAKING ENDING MAN!!! I have never in my life been left with a cliffhanger that literally had me jumping up and down screaming "NO!!! WHY!!!! NO!!!" and quickly scouring the internet for the release date of the next book. So while the ending is pure poetry I couldn’t help but more! But all good things must come to an end and the cliffhanger set out to do just what it should, keep me wanting more.
I recommend this book to mature lovers of YA, and lovers of New Adult. Like many books in this new genre I don't think they are meant for everyone. The characters face a ton of emotional problems and so this book isn't for readers that prefer a more upbeat romance.
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