Friends. Lovers. Nothing is ever written in stone. Lines can blur. You may screw up. Everyone does. When it’s real though, your heart allows to rewrite.
I’m the queen of fucking up and making things not okay.
Shayna Gillian is lost. She was drinking hard, and sleeping around – until she got into her lowest point not just when she was slapped with a sudden rejection, but when she humiliated her parents in front of people who respected them. Not to mention, she just discovered a well-hidden secret that could change her life. She decided to give herself a fresh start, become someone her parents wanted her to be, become a good girl, become perfect.
If only it was that easy.
As for Carter MacPherson – I wonder why he was skeptical in starting a relationship or anything else with Shyna. Is it the rumors? The age? The friendship she shared with her sister? His father had laid out a plan for him, all he had to do was walk that path. However, Carter had some secrets of his own, something that could ruin his chances, not just with the girl of his dreams, but with life as well.
If only it was that easy to change and forget the past.
The last thing both of them needed was a relationship. They had so much issues and secrets both of them need to worked out first before one of them drags the other down. Friends. They needed to be JUST FRIENDS. But proximity and attraction doesn’t really help with them trying to figure out their lives. Once they crossed that thin line between friendship and love, there was no going back…
Shayna was a runner, Carter wasn’t a risk-taker – but Shayna stayed, and Carter took the risk. It wasn’t easy, with all their baggage attached to their backs. Carter couldn’t tell her his secret, he kept sneaking around, until it finally caught up to him. The Shayna who had escaped her parents would have bolted when she knew the truth, instead, she held her ground and gave the support that Carter needed.
The homesick feeling we’ve both talked about – the feeling of searching for something that maybe doesn’t exist – the feeling that has gnawed at me for as long as I can remember is gone when I’m with her.
It’s such a long title for a short read. Nevertheless, I had a grand time reading one of Steph Campbell’s story. She never cease to amaze me and get me hook on her characters and story. This time, I am faced with two broken and lost souls, despite this fact, they were just what the other one needed to mend and be whole again. Shayna and Carter had manage to break my heart, surprise me, and made me hopeful about love. Indeed, love is a powerful thing, it may break you into pieces, but it can make you complete, it can change you for the better.