Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Stayed up until 3am reading this in one sitting. Wow. Awesome read.
There are so many words I could use to describe how freaking amazingly perfect Holder is. He is swoonworthy and sexy and protective and strong and loyal and romantic and caring and hot-headed and argumentative and witty and …. you get the point, right?
Sky is a great MC with a strong voice and an even stronger will.
Character development was astounding in this book and both mains were really complex. The writing is phenomenal as I’ve come to expect from CH.
The plot was quite predictable but as Colleen didn’t go to huge lengths to disguise her clues I’m guessing she wants the reader to figure it out before Sky does.
This book had me in tears – of laughter and sorrow. Some of the dialogue between Holder and Sky was hysterically funny and I was in the major bad books with my hubby because I woke him up several times shaking with laughter.
Colleen handles some pretty heavy subject matter in this book and I thought it was very well written. Sympathetic but raw, not glossed over. It was so difficult to read at times but I genuinely felt their pain and a deep emotional connection to them and the story.
Really, story telling doesn’t get much better than this.
Some fav quotes:
“I nod and hope he backs the hell away from me, because I’m about to have an asthma attack and I don’t even have asthma.”
“…in the time it took him to speak those five words, my heart was shredded and minced, then placed back inside my chest with the expectation that it should somehow know how to beat again.”
“I’m bored, ” he says. “So go home.” ” I don’t want to. What do you do when you’re bored? You don’t have internet or TV. Do you just sit around all day and think about how hot I am?”