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A #1 New York Times bestseller and the first novel in a brand-new series—from bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

Young Adult
August 25
Simon Pulse
Simon & Schuster Canada

Customer Reviews

Lili W. ,


This book is absolutely A-MA-ZING!!!! I think that in the last 24 hours i have at least read it 3 times (skipping some pages of course) I am telling you, this is now one of my all-time favourite books!!! 100% would recommend

libraryn ,

Loved it!

Make sure you have Kleenex for the end of this one!

Natsini ,

Amazing book

It was amazing I felt the emotions. Wonderfully written I can't wait for the next book.

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