Author: Carey Heywood
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.
What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart.
Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.
I was really surprised by how much I LOVED this book. I think anyone who experiences loss or love or regret as a child never quite understands that it can shape who they become as adults. Sawyer is a beautiful example of that.
"Coulda, shoulda, woulda, Sawyer. Time for second guessing yourself is over." -Jared
Sawyer Sterling lost her parents at a young age. Forced to spend her summers with her godmother and her son, she spends her school years in a Canadian boarding school. Fast forward years into the future when Sawyer is in her twenties living in Colorado, she doesn't know who she is. She knows her grandmother dumped her with her god mom after only having had her for a day. Now faced with the romantic feelings of her best friend, Jared Keller, Sawyer believes love means nothing when no one has ever loved her.
"I don't crash or fall. I detonate, exploding into uncountable pieces." -Sawyer
I enjoyed this story because Sawyer's entire concept of love is completely transformed over the course of this book due to all the influences of the people she surrounds herself with. It was a quick, emotional but no over-the-top emotional. Just enough to give you the feels.
Overall, this book definitely deserves 5 STARS out of 5 STARS.
Read by Taryn Lee on May 9, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on May 13, 2014
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.