Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.
This book is different than most New Adult books but also has some major similarities. First you have the bad boy who has a hidden soft-side. Oh New Adult writers there are not THAT many bad boys in the world. There are even less that have a rough exterior and a soulful interior. Are they enjoyable to read about? Yes but I think I have come to the point where I want to read about literally any other type of boy. Next you need a female with a tragic past that “haunts” her. You got that one too but there was a difference that I enjoyed. Too many times the main female character is innocent (usually this means she is a virgin) or had a bad run in with a male in their past to make them turn away from all males. Lottie is not necessarily haunted by her past but is reminded of her best friend every time she sees Zan. She has in a sense lost her best friend. I think this aided her in the end because in seems that in the past she was the sidekick and not the main character. Lottie now has to figure out how to live her life and ends up getting her independence in the process.
Lottie and Zan are both great characters that I felt had great development. The book is duel POV, so you are able to get inside both of their heads. There are also strong supporting characters. This includes everyone from both main characters brothers, to roommates and classmates. Each character had a purpose to the story and the relationships never felt forced.
Was this book predictable? At times yes but then again I found myself swooning hard for Zan. This review may sound like I am bashing this book at times but I am not. I totally enjoyed it! The writing style was nothing spectacle but it was it was satisfying and enjoyable. I cannot wait to pick up the companion novel and other future books by Cameron! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys New Adult, especially those that are heavy on the emotional and not on the sex.