“Love is not a thing that we create. It’s an undoing.”
It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn’t worth sticking around for.
If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.
She’s not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.
But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it’s time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.
Which was the plan all along.
Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.
©2015 Leah Raeder (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc
Delight in the journey and the struggle on the road to your dreams
This book began with a bang; so to speak and for the first five hours or so it seemed to be destined for a five star rating. Then the highly depressing, hard to empathize with protagonists (more or less) began to become more than a little tiresome. The plot was stretched too thin and the whole structure collapsed. I won't go into the details here. Perhaps if you're a young out of control late teens or early twenties female then it is easy to relate to. Though for your sake as well as that of the citizenry; I hope not.
I'm not giving spoilers (or am I?) but I had a love/hate relationship with this one. I loved Leah's first book but this one I found confusing at times with the dates, timeline, and i feel like Ahmin was an unlikeable character. Delaney was supposed to be unlikable but I struggled with her being mostly victim.
Lastly, I'm so sorry to say this but Grace's Australian accent was atrocious. It should have been scraped for something more authentic. It was terribly distracting and her voice and mannerisms made her fall flat. Part was the writing (she was so embarrassing cheesy yet this hard as nails chick?) but part was also the delivery.
The accent was so so distracting I'd just recommend paper.
"Buckle up for a bumpy ride"
This story was a complete mind f@$k and it was AMAZING!!!
A love story but not a love story, an MC that is not likable at all, but you will love but oh my GOD this woman can write!!
Each word was like poetry in my ears, this is my 1st but most definitely not my last book by this author.
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