I had reasonable hopes for this teen novel where two best friends try to make their relationship into more. Unfortunately, it just doesn't make the g..Show More »rade. The story is thin with predictable twists and shallow conflicts. The narration doesn't work. This is the first book in the series. I bought both books, so I'll read book two just to see how it turns out.
In book one we leave Aspen and Sebastian tighter but Jaden and Pris still friends but in a very awkward state. This book starts with Jaden's life unr..Show More »aveling and in very believable ways. Nyrea Dawn does an excellent job connecting you to what a verbal abusivive household is and the value of support by your friends.
Jaden struggles with self-image issues. His struggles remind us that verbal abuse cuts deeper and heals slower than physical abuse. Although I am not a fan of the narration, the story solid. I give this a thumbs up, give it a read.