Author: Siobhan Davis
Main character: Angelina
A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything.
It all started with the boys next door…
Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us.
But we were wrong.
Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school.
Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father—fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I’d been hiding a secret crush on him for years. Afraid to tell him how I felt in case I ruined everything. So, I kept quiet and slowly watched him self-destruct with a constant ache in my heart.
Where Devin was all brooding darkness, Ayden was the shining light. Our star quarterback with the bright future whom everyone loved. But something wasn’t right. He was so guarded, and he wouldn’t let me in.
When Devin publicly shamed me, Ayden took my side, and our awesome-threesome bond was severed. The split was devastating. The heartbreak inevitable.
Ayden and I moved on with our lives, but the pain never lessened, and Devin was never far from our thoughts.
Until it all came to a head in college, and one eventful night changed everything.
Now, I’ve lost the two people who matter more to me than life itself. Nothing will ever be the same again.
A standalone new adult contemporary romance with a happy ending. Only suitable for readers aged eighteen and older due to mature content and possible triggers.
Main character in this book is Angelina... the majority of the chapters are from her perspective... it's a story that takes place in three time periods: senior year in high school, freshman year in college and a few years after that... it's all about Angelina and her relationships with her two best friends since they were little kids: Ayden and Devin... things start to change in that last year of high school... and the events of that time will have a huge impact on all of their lives... that's it... that's all I can say about the plot of the book without major spoilers... so forgive me for the lack of details, hopefully this last paragraph will make things even :)
I had to think for the longest time how I want to rate this book... it was very hard to read at times... not because of the writing style or becuase it irritated me... no... there were some very dark and difficult to read about topics mentioned in this story... but I think all of it was done with respect to the subjects, not sugarcoating anything... it felt... raw and honest and very emotional... that's why I had so many feelings reading it, and that's why it was so hard at times to keep going... but I am very happy I finished it, cause ultimately I gave this story 5 stars... and no one is surprised by that more than me... cause on paper it's not a book I thought I would enjoy so much... it was angsty and had a bit of a love triangle vibes and I'm not a fan of both those tropes in books... and yet, in this story... it was done really well... everything that happened, I could understand why those characters acted that way... did I agree with all of their decisions? absolutely not... but I understood their motivation behind those actions... yes, they broke my heart many times along the way, but in the end, it was worth it... the main character, and her two best friends felt so real and human... they were written spectacularly well... all three different and very vivid... and the secondary characters as well... friends and family members that appeared along the way... my absolute favourite one was Angelina's mom :) I adore that woman and how smart and compassionate she was throughout the whole book :) it was such an emotional read about some serious subjects, and it shows that the author treated them with respect and seriousness they deserve... it shows how much she poured her heart into this book... that's why I hope you will all pick it up... yes, it will be an emotional read and it will hit you in all the feels... but it will also makes you think about certain topics, it will make you swoon and your heart melt... *sighs* I am still not totally over after finishing this story a few days ago... I hope that my review will convince you to give this beautiful book a try... we all need this kind of a story from time to time... so go pick this gem up :)
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.
Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.
She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.