Terrific story of two broken teens!
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It is a young adult romance with quite a bit of angst. It wasn’t a steamy novel by any means. The heroine, Piper Lovelace, is a senior in high school who had a bad start in life. Her biological mother is a lifelong prostitute and an addict. Piper was sent to live in a foster home when she was about eight years old. The foster family consisted of Mama “T” and twin boys that were her age, Logan and Cooper Harris.
Piper was again sent to live with her biological mother at some point but ended up back with the Harris family after a traumatic incident occurred. Now Piper can’t bear to be touched, she suffers from anxiety attacks, she also has terrible nightmares so she rarely sleeps. Cooper has always been her best friend and has stood up for her, but she is bullied in school by everyone else because she is there on scholarship while everyone else is rich. She is also known as the school slut.
Piper had tried to kill herself three times in the past, and she wants to die but feels the universe is against her because every Time she tried she was found in time. Then she gets to know Rex Montgomery. Rex is the hottest guy in school, son of a famous country singer, he is over six feet tall, has dark hair, plays hockey well enough to be to be drafted into the minor leagues, and every girl in school wants him.
Rex has issues of his own and though he has hooked up with a lot of girls for one night only, he has never been interested in anyone like he is interested in Piper. He is shy and tongue tied when he first starts talking to her and is afraid of rejection. It is romantic and sweet how Rex and Piper fall in love, and it is a clean romance between them. Though there is violence and sexual assault.
The writing is good, all the characters are fully fleshed out and important to the storylines. I liked Logan and Cooper, the “Harris twins”. They are both described as hot and many of the girls in school want them. Logan seems to have a little darkness in him so I can’t wait for ILUIHU, which is next. And I bet there will also be a Cooper book following that.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.