* This book was sent to me by Kensington Books and Rhonda Helms via NetGalley. I will be giving an honest review. *
The most painful scars
are the ones you never see. In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club,
Casey feels a sense of connection that's the closest she ever gets to
normal. On her college campus, she's reserved, practical-all too aware
of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But
inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she's put up.
Like Casey, he's a senior. In every other way, he's her opposite. Sexy,
open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show
his feelings. For some reason Casey can't fathom, he's intent on
drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that's messy and
unpredictable. He doesn't know about the deep scars that pucker her
stomach - or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when
everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt
her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.
This story was beautiful. It was raw, sweet and heartbreaking. It's the kind of story that sticks with you long after you get to the last page.
Casey's childhood was gut-wrenching and it left her with physical and emotional scars. She didn't realize they were holding her back until she met Daniel. Daniel who isn't perfect or a paranormal creature. They didn't instantly fall in love and their love didn't miraculously heal her. He's just a guy who finds a girl captivating and wants to get to know her. He manages to break down her walls, but he constantly wants to know about her past and she can't open up. As you can imagine, this leads to some emotional pages where I bawled my eyes out. Only the good authors can have me reaching for the Kleenex box. This quick read had me in tears, but it also had me laughing out loud. The characters were sweet and people I would love to be friends with. I think that if you enjoy New Adult Contemporary books than you'll really like this. Get your copy September 30th!