Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and Woman's Fiction. 347 pages
Price: $0 FREE (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Dead River Books. May 18, 2013
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: . 4
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on February 7, 2014)
My Thoughts: Fantastic Story With An Even Better Message, More Books Need To Be Like This!
More books need to be written like this book! Once I was done with the story I was like, "Yes! Go Girl! Go!" It leaves you with an empowering and freeing message that just needs to be shared. Plus there's a love story in there too that's rather cute to boot. IN FACT. . . I just figured out the perfect song for the main characters "Everytime We Touch" by Cascada, if you know the hit then you'll know a little hint.
Leigh Anne Davis is driving back home, literally running home to escape her problems back in Boston. Her issues seem almost surface at first like 'Oh she just had a bad breakup or something.' But no her situation is so much deeper and heartbreaking. All that to say Leigh Anne finds her self in an accident with a tree, unable to get herself out she gives up hope and thinks she'll have to wait till morning to be found. That's when Knox Warner comes to her rescue. He helps her out and they make an instant connection in a way Leigh Anne wasn't expecting, he gets her inner pain. Knox isn't the man her parents, especially her mom, want for her, but Leigh Anne is finding he's the one she needs especially since no one understands she is not the same girl she once was, not when what happened to her that one night back in sophomore year has changed her forever. The secret is something her parents want her to bury it and move on, but it's something Leigh Anne knows she will never be able to forget. It's then that Leigh Anne has to make a choice to follow her parents lead and go their chosen path for her or set out on her own and make her own way no matter how it may go.
Overall, I really liked this book. I found it very impressive in touching on a subject matter most books and authors don't go into, which is saddening since it's seems to be more prevalent than any one wants to admit or think about. Now I may not have been through anything like or near what Leigh Anne went through, but those feeling of wanting to be independent when you have family and friend expectations on you as to who you are and how you should act. That is something I think any person especially young women feel. And that feeling of wanting to break from social expectations is not necessarily a feeling of rebellion, it's a feeling of wanting to become self assured in being who you want to be. The writing style was good and it was easy to enjoy the characters too. I can easily see myself buying up the rest of the series to follow this author and see if the fellow characters in the story get a HEA.
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