Goodreads Rating: 4.02 / 5 stars
My Rating: 2 / 5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
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When there’s a new Abbi Glines book, I always look forward to it because it’s quick to read and they cure my reading slumps. This one is more of an okay-ish book to me. I’m not really a fan of Maggie and West as main characters. They just fell flat to me and the other characters are a bunch of assholes.
The only thing I liked here was Brady. Though at first I find him rude, he just have a different approach of being protective. I might or might not continue this series… we’ll see.