One night changed my life forever.
Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it's more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can't.
I haven’t told anyone.
I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone.
Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into town with his dark, captivating eyes and cocky grin. He doesn't care who I used to be, he's simply breathing life into what’s left. People warn me to stay away from him, but he helps me forget the pain that has held me hostage for so long; something I thought was impossible before he walked into my life.
I’ve been hurt.
I’ve been saved.
And I’ve found hope.
I thought my story was written that night, but now I know it was only a new beginning. Until one secret turns my world upside down…
I Will Never Forget This Book
Before I considered this book, I read many reviews. All of them consisted of crying and before this book they never cried until When It Rains. I told myself, "that will not happen to me, books don't make me cry." Boy, I was completely wrong. I wish I could emphasized completely because that's how wrong I was. I sobbed, I cried until my eyes were blurry and couldn't see the words of the book. Every time I read I just could stop the forming of tears in my eyes. I didn't know it was possible for a story to truly break me down like that. I will never forget this book, or Asher.
So many tears
I was ugly mouth breathing through my slobbery tears. I really needed a good cry.
Such a beautiful story of heart break and healing and learning to trust in life and love. Everyone who experiences heartbreak deserves an Asher to love all their broken pieces back together and every woman deserves a Beau to stand by and love you with intention and devotion. I fell in love with them both. Kate inspired me most of all, the way she opened up like a flower when shown the power of her own strength and bravery and when given much deserved love and compassion.
This story really shows the fallacy that rape is the equivalent of unwanted sex, it is not just a traumatic experience on the body but also the spirit and mind of a person. She blamed herself and unknowingly punished herself by hiding away. Her rapist took away her power and it took her YEARS to build it back. No human deserves to have their body invaded like that or their spirit destroyed that way.
The only critique I have is that it felt rushed in the second half. But maybe I’m just grieving the time that Asher and Kate never got, time to be together and have their lasts together, time to just be young and in love.
I cried for Kate, I cried for Asher, I cried for Beau, I even cried for Daniel and Kate’s mom too.
BALLING MY EYES OUT!
I read probably 4 books a day and I've never written a single review on any of them, but I just couldn't help it. Hands down the best book I have ever read and I've never cried so hard in my life. I was actually sobbing. The book was phenomenal and extremely well written! I'm very very very impressed and still crying.....😭😭😭💕