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Josie’s life was turned upside down one night shortly after she graduated high school, so badly that it completely changed her attitude towards relationships. Her best friend of many years, Seth, was unable to protect her that night, but vows to never leave her side again. Josie knows she’s in love with him – he is incredibly good looking, creative and smart. She doesn’t want to lose her friendship with him and doesn’t think he will ever be interested in dating her. One night at a party she meets Blake Porter…a man that will change her life.
Blake and Josie become inseparable, which puts strain on Josie’s relationship with Seth. Blake makes her feel alive, along with being the only guy she will let touch her. They are beyond happy together, until Josie finds out a secret that completely shatters their relationship, a twist that you never see coming.
What I really enjoyed about this novel was that Josie seemed so real. She wasn’t the girl who worried about how she will ever go on living life after being raped. She went through the grieving process but came out of it with strength and dignity. I always prefer characters to be this way because I believe it makes a better story for readers. It gives them hope.
This book to me was about hope and moving forward. One of Josie’s father’s passes away in an accident and it adds to her list of horrors in life. This event causes Blake to come back into her life a couple of years after their breakup, leading to the hope that they may be able to rekindle their relationship. Although she spent over a year trying to get over him, she accepts his apologies and tries again.
I did enjoy this book, however I do wish that Blake and Seth weren’t so similar. It was tough to read some parts between Josie and Seth because I just wanted them to be together so bad! This was a great emotional chick lit read.
About the Author
Victoria Klahr (pronounced “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and daughter to pieces. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. When she’s not daydreaming about book boyfriends and fantasizing about being a badass heroine like Rose Hathaway, she’s busy doing schoolwork for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and writing the stories that speak to her in her head. She loves peanut butter with Oreos, good friends, amazing gossip, driving in the middle of merge lanes, comedies, crude humor, pretending like she can dance, pretending like she can kick major ass, and a really, really good laugh.
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