Sick of living under her dad’s rules, Emerson Bender bolts when she’s eighteen. On her own for the first time, she heads to the only place her mom ever lived—New York City—desperate to find the woman who dropped her off on her dad’s doorstep.
Content to spend the rest of his life in Small Town, Pennsylvania, Price Barnes is plucked out of his idyllic life by his estranged father. Missing his mom and stepfather, he’s dropped in New York City to attend college and live an all-expenses paid lifestyle. Cushy, right? But not the life he wanted.
She’s looking to fill a hole in her heart, and he’s looking to forget the man who disrupted his life. Together, they’re both wandering, looking for acceptance and hoping to forget the rejection.
★★★ 3 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓲𝓿𝓮𝔀 ★★★
I am a big fan of Blaufeld's writing and angsty stories. However, I am more partial to her more contemporary romance books. For some reason, her YA/NA aren't necessarily my favorite. I admit, I'm not partial to YA/NA in general. Sometimes I get into them, sometimes I don't.
I am hanging out in the middle on this one. It's not my favorite, but I didn't dislike it either. This is one of those books that I know many will love it. Then there will be that small handful, like me, just hanging over to the side wishing they had loved it.
As always, Blaufeld gives her readers all of the angst in this book. The push and pull of these characters will definitely give you all of the angsty feels. For me, I just wasn't feeling the characters themselves. I can't really put my feelings into words. I just wasn't jiving these two for some reason.
If you're looking for a book with angst, some tugging at your heart, and younger characters trying to find themselves, this is the book for you.