“Sometimes there is a single moment that changes your life forever.”
Hadie Swinton is giving up on boys.
After a disastrous relationship, she is convinced that all males are the same—arrogant, self-assured, and complete jerks.
Lincoln Bracks is giving up on his old life.
After moving to a new town to escape the problems plaguing him, he is set against ever getting close to anyone again.
When Hadie and Lincoln’s worlds collide, their intrigue for one another leads them to open up to each other against their better judgment. Despite the attraction that is pulling them together, insecurities, secrets, and shattered hopes stand in the way of them ever being together.
At a time when darkness consumes their lives, Hadie and Lincoln learn that hope and love can still be found in the most unlikely place.
*Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content
**This is the second book in the With Me series but can be read as a stand-alone.
My thoughts after reading...
Oh my effin' God!!!! I was expecting the story to be like any other highschool romance, but I sure was wrong. I was practically bawlin' my eyes out towards the end... Very touching story. Although I would've wanted a happy ending for Link and Hadie but still the story was beautiful...amazing really. I didn't want to comment any further because I don't want to give anything away...
Love indeed, comes in different packages... In Hadie's case, t'was Link. She never thought she could feel anything again given the sad fact that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her... and to top it off, one of her bestfriends actually betrayed her... Like betrayed in every sense of the word! Yeah I know, totally uncool right? I guess, in this day and age, we never know whom to really trust... but then again, its also true that something or someone better comes along...
This story is all about resilience...that its imperative that we should dust ourselves off after a fall...and to pick-up the pieces and not let anybody treat you badly... The story also teaches us to always focus on whats important in life and to never take anything or anyone for granted, and to always remind them and show them how you feel before its too late... Afterall, its never easy to lose someone you love---someone who is/was your pillar of strength... And sometimes, situations such as this are inevitable in life.
This book can be read as a stand alone.
Below is a link to the song (I feel like) that describes Drew's & Hadie's story:
STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO ME by KARLA BONOFF
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