Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
Published January 5th 2012
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.32 stars
I'm happy I splurged on this book. I don't know if there is a book of hers that I haven't fallen in love with. I got nervous with it diving in head first but like always her plot sparkled and intrigued. I loved all the twists and turns and crazy fates that played out. The beautiful background story with her best friend was an unexpected smile. I think I fell in love just as much with the other characters as I did with the main two. The snowmen and the lungs made it such a down to earth relatable plot that it was hard not to fall in love with the entire family. I gave this five stars. I've already finished three other book since finishing this one two days ago and I can't get it out of my head. It's a book that sticks with you.