“Somehow, some way, Ryan had become necessary to me. He shielded me, protected me. My head was above water with him. Without him, I would sink. I would drown alone.”
I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.
I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…
I didn’t. I didn’t jump out. I didn’t get embarrassed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.
I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.
The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.
Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.
** Standalone full-length novel, Mature YA themes
I’m truly speechless. I was first drawn to this book by the gorgeous cover and of course because it was written by Tijan!
Throughout the book I found myself crying, smiling, feeling upset and happy, crying again and it kept going like that until the last page.
Let me just tell you that the last sentence of this book changed my entire outlook for the story, and had me in tears. I’m not even exaggerating when I say that I reread those last few pages for a good fifteen minutes just to really let it sink in and realize what I had read.
This book was heartbreakingly beautiful and Tijan has outdone herself yet again.
A solid five stars!