by Lori L. Clark
Summary: It's been said that when we look back over our lives, we are able to recognize the pivotal moments that in some way, shape, or form have led us to where we are today.
When Jacqueline Carter is fifteen, she crosses paths for the first time with Seth Thomas, a young man who unwittingly alters the direction of her life forever.
Jaq plans to break-up with her boyfriend on her sixteenth birthday. Instead, she is date-raped, and left emotionally broken. She builds a wall around her heart and begins spiraling downward on a road filled with drinking, drugs and physical abuse.
When Seth re-enters her life a few years later, the walls around her heart slowly come down and the two of them fall in love.
Unfortunately, sometimes, fate has other ideas, and we're forced down a different road from which we initially set out.
New Adult Contemporary
Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I devoured this book in a matter of hours. It was full of passion, emotion, trauma, and craziness and I couldn’t put it down.
It’s difficult to put into words how I feel about the book. In some ways, it was a complete and utter train wreck. In other ways, it was full of love and passion. The characters are great and terrible at the same time and constantly made terrible decisions that I both hated and understood. It was an edgy read because the characters and scenarios resembled real life and watching people drink themselves silly and make terrible decisions was nerve wracking. But the characters aren’t completely terrible that they are annoying. They all have redeeming qualities. Which is why it was so frustrating!
Fans of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire will probably love this book. It’s full of that kind of edgy, nerve wracking train wreck passion. Terrible things happen to Jaq, but she’s resilient and even when she’s making terrible decisions, she’s feisty and wonderful. There are heartbreaking moments and steamy moments and it was the kind of book that tugs you every which way. I definitely recommend it to fans of the New Adult Contemporary genre. It’s a relatively new term, but this book fits right in as an edgy and mature story involving young characters trying to begin their lives as adults.
I loved the Dedication:
“Dedicated to fans of fast cars and hot men, and the men and women everywhere who like to read about them.”
Where to Buy:
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Coming Soon to Smashwords
For more information: Goodreads
About the Author:
Lori C. Clark
Author Website/Blog - She Writes Books
- I'm an only child.
- I love dogs!
- I was born in Iowa City, Iowa and lived in Iowa my whole life until January 2007.
- I worked as a professional psychic reader for 2 years.
- I'm a Pisces Sun, Leo Moon with Aquarius rising.
- I've written 5 books and am in the process of brainstorming a 6th.
- I don't look or act my age!
- I ran my first 1/2 marathon at age 50.
- I love 80's hair band music.
- I'm a claims payment analyst for one of Fortune 500 Magazine's "Top 100 places in America to work."
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