WOW..first book..not even on Goodreads yet and I loved it! One of my favorite things about being on a reading and reviewing blog is being able to read first time authors. The excitement and nervousness that they feel in sharing their hard work, love and dedication is palpable. It is like baring your soul and standing just waiting for judgment. Even better when you read the book and get drawn in and feel the connection with the characters right from the beginning.
This story is a tale as old as time..the town bad boy, the town good girl and a friendship is found. One night a hero is made in being in the right place at the right time, and heading off what could have been the worst night of Julia’s life. Out of the darkness of that night, a life long love is forged. This was the last time Jaxson would be in the right place at the right time and because of this, years and heartache come between them.
Jaxson can’t get past the fact that he isn’t good enough, he wasn’t there in time, and he can’t allow his heart to be vulnerable. He thinks Julia is too good, and therefore never sees himself as worthy. To Julia, Jaxson is perfect, he is her best friend, protector and can make all okay with a simple kiss to the forehead.
“You’re the most fucking beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. I thank fuck every day for you walking into my shit life and making it so much better. “
Their story may fall along the lines of others, what it also has is mystery, friendships that stand the test of time and distance, bonds that can’t be broken or severed and heart. The supporting cast if you will, is funny, and makes you want to know more about all of them. I look forward to Sawyer and Grace’s story, because with them we get to hear more about everyone!