Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.
Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…
Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.
Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.
Ugh, I have so many feelings about this book. On one hand, it made me gush and swoon and on the other hand, it made me feel upset and angry at times.
To start off, Chase was probably my favourite character. He made the book for me. I loved his personality and how he was very straightforward and told it like it was and owned up to his life. Beth on the other hand wasn’t my favourite but wasn’t the worst. I understood her feelings and what she was going through, especially since her family was not reacting the way she was and that was frustrating for her. I got so angry with her best friend for reasons you will understand when you read this book and I hated how fast her and Beth made up. I get that there was other stuff going on and manipulating the situation, but I still could not forgive her, at least that fast, if she was my friend.
The concept of the characters relationship and how it is so complicated unfolds throughout the book and I found it very intriguing. There were many times that I stopped to think about how it would make me feel if I was in Beth’s shoes and in the end, I honestly don’t know. I don’t know if I would be able to move on like she does, or if I could never look that person in the face again (you will once again understand all of this when you read it, I just don’t want to spoil anyone with specifics).
The ending I found to be quick and rushed. It was very convenient how everything wrapped up and tied together. I would have liked for their to be more to the end than there was but in the end I still liked it, it was cute.
Overall, this was an interesting read and I’m glad that I gave it a go. I look forward to reading more or Erin Watt in the future, I’ve heard a lot about her Royals series. I would recommend this book more for readers that are 16+ or older and for anyone who likes thought provoking contemporaries.
*I received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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