Synopsis: Sometimes, it takes more than love to mend a shattered heart.
After eight years of being tossed around from one home to another, never forming any meaningful friendships or bonds with her foster families, Claire’s caseworker gives her an ultimatum: Behave or your next home will be a halfway house.
When fifteen-year-old Claire arrives at the home of Jackie Knight and meets Jackie’s fifteen-year-old son, tattooed guitarist Chris, she fears she’ll be seeing the inside of that halfway house soon. But Chris isn’t like any other guy Claire has ever encountered and he soon gains her trust through his music and unwavering patience.
Claire has finally found her forever home and she and Chris soon find themselves falling in love.
But Chris’s dreams of musical stardom and Claire’s need for a stable home soon put their love in jeopardy. Chris struggles deeply with his plans for the future, entirely reluctant to leave Claire behind; until Claire does something that may break their love — and the only home she’s comes to know — forever.
I liked this book. It was okay. But….the timeline glossed over some real important parts in my opinion. And, I don’t really understand what happened at the end. It was like everything that was built up over the course of two years was suddenly not good enough? The consistency wasn’t there for me and that is a huge deal in my rating of a book. If it doesn’t fit, I don’t believe it. If I don’t believe it, I loose interest…fast.
And I just didn’t buy it with this book. Sure the emotions they were feeling were there but it seemed to always go back to more of the same. I hate repetitiveness. It sucks the like right out of the book. Claire was very skittish in the beginning then all of the sudden she was fine. She had abandonment issues which, is to be expected. However, it kept coming back to that and I was like, “Come on, haven’t we dealt with this already? Put up with it or shut up about it.” There was nothing to look forward to for me in their relationship. No growth, nothing but more of the same.
Sorry, I will not be reading the next one. I needed more.