When Edie Millen is a victim in a convenience store robbery, her life is irrevocably changed. No one can understand what she went through and how hard some things are to deal with in the aftermath… unless the person is someone who also experienced it all..
John Cole has led a life he isn’t proud of. After making it out of the robbery, he decides to give up his previous lifestyle and work hard at finishing school so he can make something of himself.
Forming an unlikely friendship, built on a trust they established on that ill-fated night, Edie and John will do anything to protect each other… and be there for one another in the only way two survivors can…
This book was fantastic. I loved Edie and John’s relationship. While they are first and foremost friends, they have this slow burn attraction to each other that builds an anticipation in wondering if a romantic relationship will EVER happen. Edie is self conscious about her weight and being a good girl, while John is fighting his past and trying to move on to being a better person. Although they are opposites in the obvious way, they just work together.
This storyline and plot drew me in immediately, the characters were heartfelt and REAL, and they had such nuances in their feelings while they were working through their shared trauma. I absolutely loved this book, for being different and for being a unique and beautiful story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.