Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 217 Pages
To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
Book Review (Spoilers) 😀
how do I start to review this one? Abbi Glines is one of my favorite NA Author. my favorite book of her is probably the rosemary beach series. I fall easily in love with Rush Finlay, so it came to my mind that Abbi Glines never go wrong when it comes to writing a steamy books. but this one has a lot of disappointment. I ordered this book through book outlet because it’s cheapest there compare to our local bookstore prices, too pricey. so when I saw this on book outlet for about 2.99$ and its hardbound pa, I grab the opportunity and it’s Abbi Glines, so, why the hell not? (that was a pretty good deal). Torturing myself for about 2 months, until this book finally arrived on our door step, and I immediately read it.
I’m not used to read a story when the main girl character is mute, and the main boy character is dealing with a lot of issues. this book is sad, sappy and I don’t think it’ll help you to cope up your reading slump. the story started when Maggie moved to Lawton and she has a lot of issues in the past and she met West with a lot of issues too. I don’t know what Abbi Glines did to wrap up this story, it’s just a MEH for me. it’s like Maggie became a confidant to West and I don’t know how he fall in love with Maggie. although he knew maggie’s past and I think “Pity” is the reason why he chose to be with maggie. I felt pity for them too. West Ashby lost his dad, somehow I relate my current situation now because it’s the same Sickness that kill West ashby’s Father that has my mom too (But my mother is already healed), and Maggie’s past, when her father killed her mother, that’s so cruel and gruesome. I can’t imagine my dad hurting mom because of jealousy. hehe. and West Ashby’s mom is too immature! I hate it when she leaved West alone in their house, She’s not the only one who’s hurting. Gosh!! I can’t believe there are mothers out there who leave their children behind just because they are hurt. phew! the only thing I love about this book is Brady. I can’t wait to read the second book of this series and it’s Under the lights and I believe it’s Brady’s story 🙂
Xo, Abby 🙂