Synopsis via Goodreads:
A gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens—great for fans of The Spectacular Now, Willow, and Eleanor and Park.
Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money).
Tyler finds a job that crashes him into Jordyn, his former childhood friend turned angry-loner goth-girl. She brings Tyler an unexpected reprieve from the never-ending pity party his life has become. How could he not fall for her? But with his dad more brutally unpredictable than ever, Tyler knows he can’t risk bringing Jordyn too deeply into the chaos. So when violence rocks his world again, will it be Jordyn who shows him the way to a hopeful future? Or after everything, will Tyler have to find it in himself?
About the Author
Michelle Levy was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, where she memorized books before she was able to read, tricking her parents into thinking she was a genius. At eighteen she moved to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Michelle always secretly harbored a desire to write. She spent many insomnia-filled nights dreaming up stories that she never thought to write down. When she finally set out to get something on the page, the words flew out of her until she had her first completed manuscript, and she never looked back.
When Michelle isn't writing she is most likely working at her other job as a casting director, where in her many years of casting she has been privileged to work on projects such as Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Bruce Almighty, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, and many more.
She still lives in Los Angeles but desperately misses thunderstorms and clouds and, well, weather really (even the occasional snowstorm), so she visits Colorado quite often.
*I love a really good emotional read and this one seems to be right up my alley. From that blurb I'm feeling the intensity. Can't wait to read the story and learn more about Tyler's life.
Wow, this sounds really intense! I'm definitely adding it to my tbr! Great pick!ReplyDelete
Michelle @ Michelle's Minions
Thanks, Michelle. Hope we both enjoy it :)Delete
I'm really looking forward to this one too! It sounds excellent.ReplyDelete
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
It does! :)Delete
Thanks for stopping by Krystianna.
Not sure this is my kind of read, but the cover is neat! Hope you get ahold of it soon.ReplyDelete
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The cover IS catching. I just hope the story is as good as that blurb makes it out to be.Delete
Sounds like a very difficult read. I'm intrigued!ReplyDelete
That was my first thought. Something difficult that'll make your throat burn from near crying. I love those kind of books and hope this one delivers.Delete
This book is on my TBR too! Great pick :)ReplyDelete
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Awesome! Thanks for hopping by Kim :)Delete
This book sounds intense and sweet at the same time! I also like the cover, its pretty and simple :) I hope you love it!ReplyDelete