Published On: August 8, 2016
Maturity Level: Young Adult - Some mature content
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Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?
Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.
Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.
Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he's hiding.
Now it's up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie's broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?
Besides everything? This is the second time this author has completely blown me away! I find that she’s extremely great at making you feel all kinds of emotions. There were some parts that physically hurt and others made me so happy! You’re definitely on an emotional roller coaster during the whole book. I’m just really glad that everything turned out ok for mostly everyone. Also the epilogue was really cute! I love seeing a little glimpse into the future of my book characters!
I don’t normally read contemporary books so I’m not sure if what I’m saying is true, but I’ve never seen a plot like this in anything I’ve read before. The idea was really simple but nothing was easy for these characters and I loved that this story was about fixing relationships instead of breaking them. The relationship is broken from the start of the book so it was nice skipping that part and starting from a point where things could only be fixed. I loved that!
Honestly, it’s really hard to talk about this book because I don’t want to give away any details! Nothing! I think that not knowing anything when you start this book will only make you feel more during the course of reading it. The plot didn’t 100% blow me away but it was the little things here and there that made this a five star read for me. This plot would be nothing without the beautiful writing and the emotion the author puts behind everything. That’s why it got 5 stars from me.
Side note: That cover though! It makes me so happy!!
The one and only thing I didn’t like about this book was that it used the line. The line that is in every YA book ever! The line was “I let go of a breath I didn’t know I was holding.” The book was doing so good until I saw that line! Still, with how this book was going, I didn’t let it affect my rating.
I’d recommend this to any YA romance lovers who love complicated relationships. There’s nothing easy about the romance in this book and I think that’s why I loved it so much. It felt so real to me! Also if you’re a fan of gorgeous writing then pick this book up!
Loved it! I can’t rave about this author enough! She surprised me in all the good ways and I’m really looking forward to seeing what she comes out with next. Definitely an author to keep your eye on.