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Almost three years ago, a car crash took Audrey's dad and scarred her for life. Now eighteen, she returns to her hometown for the first time after the accident.
She's here to start again. Go to college and have fun. Make new friends. Get over the past.
But the past won't let go.
Asher is here—her first kiss, her first heartbreak. More handsome and distant than ever, he's still the boy who used to be her best friend. That was before he changed into someone she hardly knows anymore—the boy who started getting into fights and gave her the cold shoulder for years.
Asher isn't what she needs. In fact, she hates him and should try her best to keep away from him.
Yet her body doesn't seem to care about how she feels, and maybe, just maybe this time her body got it right. Not that she has much of a choice. Asher draws her like a bright flame, and if she isn't careful, she'll burn.
And that may not be such a bad thing after all...
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
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Asher and Audrey were best friends since they were nine. When they were teens he started pushing her away with no explanation. Then he kisses her and never talks to her again. Shortly after that, tragedy strikes Audrey’s family, and it also involves Asher’s family. She moved away, but now she is back and once again they see each other. She told herself for years she hated him, but will seeing him again prove that a delusion? Asher had a very rough time growing up and he is still struggling now at 18. Jo Raven writes about such tough subjects. There are definite trigger warnings here, but it is a great read.
So much potential
This book was somewhat of a disappointment. The characters and story line have so much potential. However, the delivery is awful. It reads like a stream of consciousness. There is little to no scene or character development. I see why there needed to be an 'epilogue' book, otherwise you would have no idea how the characters got to where they are at the beginning of the book. Also there are tons of inconsistencies that I assume comes from inexperience or poor editing. I'm tempted to buy the next book, just to see if things get better, because I just know that this series has potential.
I loved this book!!! I couldn't put it down till the end.