Pixie and Levi haven't spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are... awkward.
All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they're forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.
Have tissues handy. This love story is about characters who have had a tough road and are learning how to survive it. Levi is the quarterback of his college football team. Sarah is an artist in the local community college trying to escape life into a bigger school. Levi’s sister and Sarah’s best friend, Charity died the year before and after both being hurt in that car accident they have avoided each other for most of the previous year.
Chelsea knows how to create characters that you can come to care about and relate to. The book has two narrators with both protagonists taking turns telling portions of the story – but it isn’t done in a confusing way. Each time a change happens there is a change in chapter with it clearly labeled who is speaking and a continual flow to the story.
Admittedly I’ve been sick this week and needed a good cry but this was a good book for it. It has the sweet romance, but not in a sickly sweet way, its in the honest in your face real life love. Love isn’t perfect, it doesn’t fix everything but God knows reach for it when its available or you might not have time. We don’t know how their story ends really, but that is life isn’t it? You never really know where life will take you. Just hold on to life by the horns and be willing to give it your all, through the anger and the pain – fight it out – life and love is worth it.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.