When Caroline Piasecki's ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn't look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear; hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defence and punches her ex to the ground.
West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he's shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger - even after promising her dad she'll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.
They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they're 'just friends,' their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself - and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.
When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.
I came across this book on another blogger’s Instagram feed. In the past I have enjoyed the same books as Victoria so I took this recommendation to be worthwhile even with the £3.99 price tag.
This is the story of Caroline and West. The pair have known each other since they started college together. Their friendship starts to become something more after West gets caught up in a tangle with Caroline’s ex whilst defending her honour.
One thing I loved about this book was the fact that it was dual POV. I LOVE, seriously love, that in a book especially in the New Adult genre. I think it really works with the genre as there is usually a lot of angst going on and I love getting a glimpse of that from both sides.
Caroline and West have each got their fair share of trouble and whilst West keeps his issues close to his heart Caroline’s are unfortunately displayed for all to see. Robin has created a character who is the victim of “Revenge Porn” which is a very real issue, more so in recent times with camera phones and social media. I felt that the subject was handled in a way which showed true research and understanding of the topic and although the narrative could be dark at times it felt like Caroline’s story was very realistic.
West is such a great character to get to know. He’s quite secretive with Caroline and everyone really in general so getting to know his history and about his family life first hand was great. His story is not that of a typical college guy and it amplifies everything that is good in his character.
I loved this right from the very beginning. There is something in the writing that just draws you in and holds you there until you put the book down. It’s a real page turner right from the beginning.