Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night, her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years. Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair. Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer?
©2012 Kirsty Moseley (P)2013 Tantor
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window is a love story held by an undertone of darkness. This is not a typical high school romance. Please don't misunderstand the book does have a really sweet love story, but it's so much more than that. This book will drag some strong emotions out of you. It dives into some really uncomfortable & devastating subject matter. This story follows Amber, a teenager who suffered severe child abuse when she was young. When she was eight years old, Liam saw Amber crying and sneaked into her bedroom to comfort her. Liam is the neighbor boy & Amber's brothers best friend. After that night, Liam has constantly been sneaking into Amber's bedroom to sleep with her. The story follows the relationship between the two love birds and how Amber struggle to fight her past demons. Anyway, good story, good characters and recommended to all semi-YA/adult readers who enjoy a little heartache mixed with their romance.
I loved this book. From the start it is a little tough to listen to as it starts out with eight year old Amber and her ten year old brother Jake, revealing the horor of the abuse they suffered via their very Loathsome father. But once chapter two came I was hooked. The love story between Amber and Liam is so sweet and sexy I was shocked, especially with this type of book. But Liam is really the most praise-worthy boyfriend their is, and I do agree with another reviewer... so much so that it must be fiction. I didn't care though, . Amber is a little clueless at times and naive , but she is only sixteen, so I didn't have much reservations with her flaws. Seriously though, although there were indeed dark elements to this story, the love story was the best part of this book for me. Another pleasant factor in this book, is that there is no explicit sex scenes as in so many of the YA novels nowadays. The narators did a fantastic job. I think this writer shows good promise, though I wasn't blown away with the riting in a whole. All and all I can't wait to see another of Kursty Moseley's books on Audible. Definitely credit worthy if you like this type of story.
I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...
The story is completely romantic... Liam is the absolute perfect boy friend that Amanda needs. Some of the writing was hard to believe and predictable. All the characters were great, just the story lines need to be developed more.
I am so happy I downloaded the audio version rather than buy the ebook as Leah Mallach and Sean Crisden brought the characters to life and made you completely invested in what happened to each of them. Without that the book would not have been so entertaining.
When it comes to books, I don't think fiction always as to be fiction, especially in the grip of a gifted writer.
I became interested in this book as a result of the glowingly high recommendations it has received on various blog sites. I have to admit, my expectations were through the roof by the time the release date rolled around. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a mistake on my part. The premise had me all geared up for a heart tugging struggle to connect emotionally after surviving an abusive home. I ended up feeling a little cheated, I mean life struggle generally matures people… doesn't it? I suppose I’m trying to say it was almost "too" YA in context for me to really enjoy. Seriously, there's a lot of skipping. Tough angry older brothers should NOT be skipping anywhere. Several phrases were over used to the point that midway through I had the absurd impulse to keep a tally as if there were a word use contest going on. I mention these little nit-picky specifics, because when you combine them they somehow manage to noticeably detract from the story. Let me be clear, for a self-publish author this book was very very well done. Though it showed up late in the story, I was totally into the Liam insight as the alternate male perspective. The performance makes it worth the credit. For me at least, it only makes the one-time listen list.
What a beautiful touching story this was!!! The ultimate love story. The characters were wonderful! And not only was the story content great; but the narrators were amazing!
I love audio books that the characters come to life and have me feeling as if I was there too.
This was a cute listen that had some dark elements. For the most part it was a sweet relationship between Amber and Liam. They are typical teens that fall for each other and need to figure out what they want to do in life and then there are some big life choices then need to overcome. Its was a nice listen and I wasnt sad I spent my credit on this book. Should you do it too yes! Happy Listening!
I'm really conflicted about the audiobook, I like the premise of the story... Well I like the story, it's well written and the dialog was fine. I just had a serious disconnect with the age of the characters in this book. If the characters were 26 and 28 instead of 16 and 18, I probably would have enjoyed the story much more, their young age just kept rolling around in the back of my mind, and I'd find myself cringing at the very adult situations they were put in and no parental supervision what so ever! Jeesh!
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