Review: Collision Course by S.C. Stephens

Lucas had it all – popularity, a devoted girlfriend, a brotherly best friend, and a loving mother who would do anything for him. His life was right on course to be a successful and fulfilling one, until the crash changed everything. It happened late one night during a sudden downpour. That evening, three young lives were lost and one life was left irrevocably altered. As the lone survivor, Lucas finds himself surrounded by swirling gossip of reckless drunkenness from the small town he used to warmly call home. Amid his own guilt and self-hatred, Lucas struggles to find hope, find peace, and maybe, even find love again.

Warning:  This book is most definitely a tear jerker and will not be an easy one to read.

Lucas has lost his three best friends, including his girlfriend.  He is lost.  He is angry.  He is in pain.  He just wants to get through his senior year and get out of town.  No one wants him there.  He doesn't want to be there.  Why would anyone want him there?  He killed his girlfriend, his best friend and his best friend's girlfriend.  

Sawyer.  The new girl at school.  She is spunky and evasive.  She is a mystery.  She befriends Lucas from the first day.  She feels a connection to him.  She has her own secrets and will not judge Lucas based on rumors.  

Lucas and Sawyer start out with an easy friendship.  They are two peas in a pod.  They are the center of the gossip-vine.  They are the center of the bullying.  They don't care.  They both just want to survive their senior year and leave it all behind them.

Then the lines get a little blurry in their relationship.  Sawyer falls for Lucas.  Lucas refuses to allow himself to return Sawyer's feelings, even though he knows he feels for her.  Then, add in the plotting of others to get Lucas kicked out of school... or to ruin his life, whichever works....

Needless to say this story in not only unique, but it is inventive.  It will rip your heart out many times from start to finish.  You will find yourself lost in past parts of the book.  Concentrating on just one thing in this book will be next to impossible.  It is so compelling, you will find yourself constantly thinking about it.