Author: Ginger Scott
Series: Stand Alone
Published: February 25, 2014
Genre: NA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!
It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again.
Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone. So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her away from it all forever.
It’s funny how chance takes over when you need it most. And that’s exactly what brought Cody Carmichael into her life. A former motocross super star, Cody was now happy to be living the blue collar life, spending his days finishing up school and his nights under the hood of some classic car, just trying to keep everything his father taught him alive. Cody and Charlie were living parallel lives, until they finally collided. And the moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk?
Cody saw through it all. He saw her—all of her. But would letting him in be too much to take? And if Charlie let herself love him—really love him—could he love her back?
I need to admit, right out front, that normally, I'm not one to read books that have anything to do about cheating. I loathe them on principle alone but every now and then, one will come along that will completely capture my attention, and not only hold it, but make it impossible to put the story down.
And while when I picked this up, I didn't realize it contained any sort of cheating or O honestly wouldn't have started it, I couldn't help but read it after the very first chapter. I was completely caught up in the story from the very beginning and instead of putting the book down in disgust, I stayed up until four in the morning reading it because, I just had to know how it all ended.
I'm not going to say very much more about this story, other than I loved all of the characters and I was sad that some of them were hurt and sad that some weren't, but more than anything, I will leave you with this, even if you don't like these sort of reads, even if cheating, like me, usually leave you frustrated and disgusted, take a chance on this one. It was worth it.
Well written, mesmerizing, great characters, and a good storyline, are all things that will keep you reading, keep you flipping through the pages.