Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.
Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…
Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.
Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again. (Goodreads)
I’ve read every Erin Watt book that’s been released. When an Erin Watt book shows up on my kindle I put pretty much everything else aside so that I can dive right in. Unfortunately, this one just didn’t do it for me. Let me explain why!
I couldn’t connect with the main characters. I found Beth to be a little bland and honestly kind of annoying. I felt she spent the majority of the book complaining, but didn’t do much to change her situation. Chase while a little more likable, was equally as frustrating. Beth becomes completely enamored with Chase but I didn’t feel the romantic connection between the two at all. I’ve seen tons of reviews talking about how this is an angst filled story but I didn’t get that at all.
I also found that this story to be very repetitive. There were honestly times that I thought maybe I screwed up and read the same part over again. Things were a bit predictable as well. I think the authors intended for the reader to figure things out fairly early on. When the ending came I felt that it was rushed. The ending had the potential to redeem Beth for me but it ended up falling a bit flat.
Overall, this book just wasn’t for me. I found the story-line interesting but I just couldn’t get into it. Despite the fact that I didn’t love this one, I can’t wait for the next Erin Watt book!