I got sucked into this story from the first chapter, and couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those books that are extremely difficult to label. It is a YA romance, but calling it just that is not giving it justice. There is so much more to this story and what Edie and John go through at such young age would make Superman go hide and burst into tears.
Edie is a breath of fresh air, and I couldn’t help but to feel sorry for the way life treated her. She finds herself helpless in the wrong place at the wrong time, which can happen to anyone of us. After a life threatening event, she undergoes a transformation. She’s no longer afraid to fight back and voice her desires. It takes her some time to figure out that the thing she wants the most is John.
We meet John as a good Samaritan, who saves Edie. He is mysterious and just like Edie, decides to change his life, but unlike her, for him it means breaking ties with the life of crime. The author allows us to peel off layer after layer of John’s life, which reveal his past, and finally the real man underneath it all.
I really wish there was at least one chapter with John’s POV. It would be very interesting to see what was happening in his head.