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.
(New Adult Contemporary)*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.
Another gem by Jessica Sorenson. Seriously, this girl does NOT disappoint! Her writing gets better with every book, and her simple way with words is incomparable. What originally drew me to her was her infinite imagination. Her books are varied, and her characters are personable and fascinating. Callie and Kayden are flawed individuals who deal with pain in realistic, but unhealthy, ways. When they meet again, their relationship is tentative, but through sheer determination and a will to live again, both overcome their fear to develop a love that every person deserves.
Something I was left with in the book was the idea that not every person can find a happy ending, but that doesn't mean you can't try. Who knows? That journey itself might turn into something better.
Happy reading :)