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- Print Length: 308 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 171994962X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 29, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018RER6MK
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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This book touches on abuse, coercion, and sexual misconduct so if these are triggers for you, be warned that this is probably not for you. The abuse, especially, plays a big role.
I absolutely hated how the town treated Holly and Willow and think that may have been a little over the top. Realistically, the entire town wouldn't label them whores just because their mother was one. A group of people might do that, but not the entire town. I think it worked, though, because it demonstrated how much Holly's mother's choices damaged her children. It showed just how hard Holly's life was and how she couldn't escape her terrible home life no matter where she went.
Without talking too much about their individual characteristics, I'll tell you that Holly and Grant were both great characters and they made a great couple. Their relationship just made sense - there was nothing forced about it, it seemed almost organic. It made sense that she would have developed a teenage crush on the only positive male in her life. It makes sense that his continued kindness and support as an adult made her feelings mature. It makes sense that Grant didn't look at her as anything but his daughter's best friend until someone pointed out to him the fact that she was grown up now. Growing up happens over time and since he saw her frequently, he didn't notice. It makes sense that someone pointing it out to him made him take a second look and that all of the characteristics he loved about her growing up were now wrapped up in an adult package. It makes sense that they're able to build on a foundation of genuine appreciation for who the other person is. It just makes sense.
This book was really beautiful.
Holly and Willow are sisters, they protect each other. They have not had an easy life, their mother has other priories that always come before them. Holly has plans to leave town just as soon as Willow graduates, they will make a new life for themselves. Only life seems to happen unexpectedly and Holly is always having to pull from her savings. Can she ever catch a break? Fortunately she has reunited with her best friend Trish's father Grant. He has been a light in her dark days. Only thing is he makes her broken heart beat... out of her chest.
"Murmuring a little prayer, I eased on the gas when the light turned green, and the car lurched forward like a drunk staggering towards the bar."
"Deep blue eyes like sapphires flecked with steel regarded me with evident relief, while he ran a hand through thick, dark brown hair only a couple of shade lighter than black."
"Butterflies swarmed in my tummy at the possessive way he said that, like he wanted me and intended to keep me."
"With the dignity of a queen, she made it appear as though their insults rolled right off of her."
"A host of athletes from most of the main sports team at school moved among them, sizing them up and isolating them like lions culling the weakest from a heard of gazelles."
"My blood sang in my ears-was it from the thrill of the rollercoaster, or was it because of him?"
"I was afraid that my carriage would turn into a pumpkin and that I would turn back into the poor, unwanted drudge before I had a chance to make it to the ball."
"It was the purest insanity."
"It was going to take a will of iron not to be the Man of Steel every time I looked at her."
"Deep blue eyes stared down into my soul."
I was given this e-book by the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. My conclusions are my own. I was not compensated in any way.
Top international reviews
I'm glad Holly got her happy ending with the man she loves.
It's a pity that the mother wasn't picked up by the police for the cruelty
she put on her children. That Ray was a piece of work, and deserved to be
put in prison with the mother also.
The picture of the guy on the front cover surely isn't Grant, as he is 42, and this
guy looks more Holly's age.