by Tammara Webber
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
My rating: 4,5 stars
A really good read. One gets thrown into the deep end right in the beginning and while the first few pages set a tone for the book, they dont overshadow it. Its an interesting and realistic take on serious issues. There weren't many surprises, one can predict quite a bit that comes, but it doesnt really matter the journey there is interesting and captivating.
Jaqueline is a great MC, one can totally relate to her. She's reflects a lot of young women in my opinion, especially in the beginning. She tries her very best to be nice, puts others in front of her interests. Then through the difficulties she encounters - the break up with her boyfriend to start with- she is forced to grow and take on life to her best abilities. which she does after a couple of weeks of moping.
Most of the characters are very realistic and get more and more depth as one gets to know the through the book.
Which is exactly one of the things i loved about this book. It is like meeting a new circle of people, one get to know them slowly and as time goes by one learns more and more new things about them. The different relationships between them is another thing that made this book a great read.
I really love Webbers way of writing; its straight forward, captivating and with much insight. Im looking forward to many more books of her!
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