My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
Holy shit this tore out my heart and then stomped on it with hobnail boots on!! Callie and Kayden were just do broken with what life had thrown at them that watching them learn to trust each other and love each other was beyond beautiful. This story is tragic and powerful and sickening believable and should be required reading for all, this author really has got into the mindset of a victim of violence even though they both are victims they are very different in their damage and response to it. A word of warning though the ending will have you swearing and cussing if you don't have book 2, I don't so yes I am in a major sulk!!
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