Kristina Renee isn't afraid to tackle tough issues. Neither is Liz, the heroine of her new novel, Safer Outside.
Fifteen year old high school sophomore, Liz, seeks to reinvent herself after losing twenty pounds. But her troubles at home continue to weigh her down. Liz takes on the role of parent and protector of her younger siblings...something her mother can't or won't do. But when Liz's creepy, drug-dealing stepfather's leering and suggestive comments progress to something much worse, Liz has to protect herself.
Logan, has a touch of alpha male in him, but it's his sweet, romantic temperament that draws you in and won't let go.
I cheered for Liz, sighed over Logan, got frustrated with her cowardly mother and wanted to kill her stepfather.
Safer Outside is not be suitable for younger teens or those offended by sexual content. I highly recommend it for older, mature teens and adults that like a good romance grounded in reality. -- Charlotte Abel: Bestselling author of The Channie Series
The story of Liz immediately sucks you in. She's strong, intelligent, humble, and an amazing woman that can overcome some serious issues. When Logan comes along, sweet and sexy, that's when it got REALLY good. I kept reading and reading...ignoring the basic necessities like food and sleep. The story is well-written, unpredictable, and a reminder of how strong people can become even when they are at the lowest point in their lives. Logan is the alpha male that I look for in a good book. I've enjoyed this and recommended it to my friends. It's a good way to escape reality, diving into a story that grips you from the beginning. Liz's witty and sarcastic thoughts is the best part. I definitely laughed a few times.