Suffering the bitter tongues of her alcoholic mother and cruel boyfriend, Jade struggles just to look at herself in the mirror. She hates her life, her insecurities, her ineptitudes, but most of all . . . Jade hates herself. She wants nothing more than to disappear, and everyone seems happy to let her. Until Kiernan Parks moves back into town.
Jade’s been crushing on him ever since kindergarten, when his family moved away. But now he’s back, and looking better than ever.
Hiding is a way of life for Jade, but Kiernan insists on uncovering the real girl he’s sees trapped inside her. On drawing her out of her shell, and showing her that she is someone worthy of love.
Together, they fight back the darkness she’s living in. But when they finally step into the light, will the secret Kiernan’s been trying to keep buried destroy Jade, once and for all?
For some people, happy endings are a fairytale.
Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA/NA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Upstate NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird, and the rabbit.
Jade and Kiernan... This is an emotional tale. One of love and loss. One of insecurities and bonds formed. Jade has never thought she was good enough for anything or anyone. So she has accepted her leper of a life. A life of loneliness.
Kiernan is everything Jade has never wanted yet always wanted. He makes her feel... feel everything. He has taken an interest in her and has opened up a world of emotions she never thought possible. But he has a secret. A secret that will break Jade. A secret that could cause her walls to go back up and for her to retreat back to her old self.
The building of new relationships in this story is endearing and heartfelt. My emotions were all over the place in this story. I wanted to hit someone. I wanted to hug someone. I wanted to cry. I wanted to laugh. And that ending!!! Definitely tissue-worthy! I cannot wait for the next book in this series. There are things I would love to see happen, but after you read it, you may not agree with me. But I think a more close relationship with Caudler could be in the cards?