by Tammara Webber
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
I literally only added this book to my wishlist yesterday, after hearing about it on a booktuber's September reading wrap-up. It was their favourite book of the month, and so I went to check it out on Goodreads. As soon as I did, I ended up adding it to my wishlist! It sounds incredible!
As much as I love YA, I do find the occasional book that is too young for me (seeing as I'm 21, this is not a big surprise), so when I find a book like this one, it's like a breath of fresh air. It's still technically YA, but it's at the very top end of the scale. Some people have started referring to the genre as 'New Adult' - it's not quite adult romance, but neither is it entirely YA. This is what has been mentioned in many of the reviews that I have read of it, anyway. I shall what I think for myself, when I finally get it on my shelves, and get it read!
Have you read this one? What did you think of it?
If you haven't read it, do you want to now? Let me know in the comments :)
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