Like You Mean It

    • 4.5 • 48 Ratings

Publisher Description

He's the most popular guy in school and she's the biggest nobody. One night, and one mistake, will change both of their lives forever.

For the last four years, Danni Singer’s had a crush on Darren Jacobs. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to know she exists. That’s because he’s one of the most popular guys in school, and Danni’s a nobody. That’s the way it is and the way it’ll probably stay.

At least that’s what she thinks until a car accident suddenly changes everything. Darren loses his arm, leaving Danni to wonder if she could still have feelings for him. Determined to find out, and perhaps driven by a morbid sense of curiosity, Danni visits him in the hospital. It turns out his arm isn’t the only thing he’s lost. All of the friends Darren once had are no where to be found. Danni knows the pain of being an outcast all too well, and she reaches out to Darren.

In the days and weeks that follow, their unlikely friendship blossoms in to an even more unlikely romance. Being in love is never easy, but for this pair it’s harder than most. Still struggling to accept the loss of his arm, Darren sometimes pushes her away and they end up fighting a lot. When she isn’t fighting with Darren, she’s dealing with the jealousy of her friends and the pressure of always trying to convince Darren his disability doesn’t change her feelings for him. This definitely isn’t what she imagined when she dreamed of dating Darren Jacobs.

The truth is this is better. Despite the disagreements with Darren and the fights with her friends, Danni and Darren have a real love for one another. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you think they will, but they always work out!

Young Adults
7 September
Trish Edmisten
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

TwinkleSays ,


This book is soooo beautiful and real .... I can't express it in words :) I would say that I couldn't care less about my assignment due tomorrow because I JUST COULDN'T stop reading it ❤️ Thank you and keep writing ... U have an exceptional talent 😊
"It just made me realize that life is mostly hard and sometimes cruel but a person can be happy ... If they decide to 😃"

Fish-out-of-water ,

SO moving

This book was written with soooo much emotion that it came out in her work!!!!
This book was the BEST BOOK i have ever read. It really shows that there is someone out there in the world that is meant to be with and your soul mate!! Heart stopping and cliffhangers on every chapter....YAY
There was nothing inappropriate and recommend for ages 13+
Defiantly worth reading!!!

roku-tan ,

inspiringly beautiful

So there I was, around 6AM, lying on my bed, when I reached for my iPod touch and looked through the ebook I downloaded just before I slept. To be honest, I didn't think I would enjoy 'Like You Mean It' as much as I did. Sure, the summary sucked me in (the reason why I downloaded it) but I didn't think it would be one of those books I started to read start-to-finish nonstop. It's not one of those stories that hooks you in right away from the first sentence but I found myself reading the Darren and Danni's story for four hours straight without realising the time.

The narration is simple and easy to understand, it made me feel like I was actually there, a distant observer, but the flow of words and writing style had this subtle effect of drawing you in and before you know it—it's too late; hook, line and sinker.

The characters are very realistic. I often caught myself nodding at a dialogue, point of view and actions here and there, probably the reasons why I enjoyed this story a lot. I could totally understand Darren's grief and situation, and it makes it difficult to be upset with his decisions and words. And the same with Danni.

This story helps you see the beauty of family, friendship and unconditional love.

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