- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Imprint (February 6, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250079209
- ISBN-13: 978-1250079206
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.4 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker–nominated author and the coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Her solo series, the Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable and its sequel, Unmarked. Kami is also the author of The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos and The Lovely Reckless.
Kami was a teacher for seventeen years and coauthored her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. Kami lives in Maryland with her family and their dogs, Spike and Oz.
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When Peyton's future at playing collegiate level soccer is in jeopardy after a violent incident with an ex, she decides to escape the drama (and trauma) to live with her uncle and cousins. But when she meets a boy with a secret, an unintended attraction and connection is formed. But can she fully move forward to her future when she is forced to reconcile the truth of her past?
I enjoyed this story alot. The extended cast of characters were great and engaging. Furthermore I rooted for Peyton from the get go and thought Owen was a genuinely sweet and sexy hero. I enjoyed his story as much as Peyton's journey and while I did want more and an epilogue at the end it left a smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach. Bravo! 4.5 stars! ~Ratula
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration.
I loved all the characters I was supposed to love and hated those I was supposed to hate. And by hated, I mean HATED.
I wish the PTSD was developed a bit more in our main character but it was done well, in the opinion of someone who has never suffered from it.
I would love to see a spin off with the twins and their dad. I think it’d be an interesting story. I loved the Twins (even though they were uber cringeworthy).
The writing was fine, a lot of mistakes were noticed by me and others. But overall, I did enjoy the story. It was an easy read.
Read-A-Thin group pick book
This book was a heavy read for me because of the main subject thay was focused around it but I felt thag it was portrayed well by the author.
I will add more thoughts after the group discussion.