Shayna Gillan is on a mission: start fresh in a new state without the small town gossip that has haunted her since her bad girl days of high school.
Carter MacPherson has long been the most together member of his crazy family–until now. With a secret threatening to crumble everything he’s worked for, he wishes he could forget the recent past, too.
The last thing Shayna and Carter are looking for is a relationship. It’s best to be alone while they sort out their issues.
Friends. That’s all they can ever be.
But even the best laid plans always have a flaw, and once Shayna and Carter cross the line between friendship and more, there’s no turning back…
The only question left is–whose past will catch up to them first?
I loved this book and couldn’t put it down from the moment I picked it up. I can’t tell you how much I hope Steph Campbell opts to continue this story! Definitely one of the best books I have read this year.
Shayna is on the road to addiction, drinking regularly and only a senior in high school, this girl is headed down a long path to nowhere. Coming home drunk, during her father’s bible study, Shayna triggers a series of events that will change her life, and those around her forever. Every idea this girl had about herself and her family is about to change. She tries to be all that’s expected of her, but it just isn’t who she is.
Carter, has a few secrets of his own. Ones he isn’t willing to share anytime soon. When Shayna shows up in California, looking for his sister, Carter can’t help but remember the one kiss he shared with Shayna. He thinks about that night all the time, but when she was hundreds of miles away and communicating by text, not standing right in front of him. How on earth is he going to keep his hands off of her? The sexual tension between these two is hot, but for now they can only be friends
The secrets these two are keeping from each other and all those around them, could very well be their undoing. I love to see a happy ending, but this time I found myself actually getting angry at these two for their bad choices.
If you love a great story about friendship, love, and lies….this is the book for you!
I walk over to the display case full of swords. I’ve seen them before, but never bothered to really look at them or comment on them.
“Are these all of the same?” I ask, knowing that talk of fencing will at least break some of the ice. He loves to talk fencing…even though the immature voice in my head wants to make jokes about sword size.
“These two are. They’re sabers,” Nolan says pointing to the two swords at the top of the display. He leans in over my shoulder and his breath ruffles the hair on the nape of my neck. “This one is a foil, and this one, with the stiffer blade down here,” he pushes the hair off of the back of my neck and presses his warm lips to the skin, exactly where I imagined Carter kissing me when I read his silly boiled peanuts text. “That’s my favorite. The épée.”
I swallow hard and pull away, so his lips aren’t in that place that feels, inexplicably, like it belongs to Carter. “What’s so great about that one?”
I spin toward Nolan, my back up against the wall now. He presses in closer and puts his hands on either side of my head as he leans toward me, his light blue eyes focused on my face. “With the épée, no part of the body is off limits.”
I clear my throat, duck under his arms, and start to pace. “Do you have anything to drink?” I ask, my voice an octave higher than normal.
Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls the Northeast home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession. She’s repped by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Steph’s works include Delicate, Grounding Quinn and Beautiful Things Never Last; My Heart for Yours and My Fate for Yours (with Jolene Perry); A Toast to the Good Times (with Liz Reinhardt) and the bestselling new adult LENGTHS series with Liz Reinhardt.