GUYS! This has to be one of the BEST contemporary YA romances that I have ever read. Ever.
This novel was the best blend of everything I love in a non-fantasy YA. It broke me and it fixed me and I fell in love. I truly could have just read it again right after I finished.
Got I admired Peyton in this book. She was strong and beautiful and I loved every minute that we had with her. Her journey was a journey of strength and perseverance and I getting to experience her speaking out and standing strong was a sight.
Also Owen was a sweet treat. As fas as long interested go, he did it for me.
Then there was the story. It was compelling and strong and a story of fighting for yourself.
Kami weaves a story that you will fall for. Writing about abuse is a scary thing. Reading it is even scarier. Kami talked so many outcomes that abuse victims deal with and it was a ride that I wanted to be on page after page.
UGH. Just so good. Heartbreaking and beautiful.
Before, Peyton was a star soccer player with the perfect boyfriend, Reed. Now, she has a torn knee ligament, a scholarship on the line, and a shattered sense of self. No one believes Reed pushed her, causing her injury, and Peyton just wants to leave the trauma behind. Living with her uncle and twin cousins in their small, football-obsessed town seems like a great escape plan.
There, Peyton meets Owen—high school classmate and local MMA fighter. Though Owen is charming and gentle, Peyton is determined to repress her growing attraction. But when her old and new life collide, Peyton must reclaim the truth of her past in order to save her future