Publication Date: 17th March 2015
Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.
Instead, a nightmare took over.
It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.
Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.
Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.
And those things…they were the scariest of all.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
There is so much I could say about this book while at the same time there is nothing I really want to say besides - You. Have. Got. To. Read. This!!
It is technically a young adult story but I would personally class it as New Adult. The only Young Adult part of it all to me was the fact that the characters are seniors in high school.
The prologue made me smile then broke my heart. I knew in that moment I was going to love this book and that Owen Harper would steal, and forever hold, a little piece of my heart and he did.
There will be times when you hate Owen Harper, I did. There will be times when you want to kick him in the nuts, I most certainly did. But it doesn't change the fact that in the end you will love Owen Harper.
He is a little bit twisted, a lot damaged, and so heartbreakingly wonderful. Especially once Kens cuts through all the BS.
Make no mistake, this book isn't an easy carefree read. There are a lot of difficult issues underpinning this story; infidelity, mental illness, suicide and addiction. However, the dark does not smother light. The darkness makes the light shine all that much brighter, the happiness drowns out the sorrow.
If you want a passionate, angsty, sweet, funny, sexy, heartbreaking and utterly awesome read then read this book!
It is another fantastic story from Ginger Scott and it'll be one I'm sure to revisit over again.
(ARC granted by the author in exchange of a honest review)