Release Date: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give. As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves. - Goodreads.com
This book wasn't what I expected at all. I really thought one guy was going to be the one for her and was completely surprised in the end. This book had some twists to that were completely unexpected, but not unwelcome.
Loved the girl. So kind-hearted to visit an old lady she doesn't know. So touching. Reminded me of Pay It Forward how much people loved her because of how sweet and thoughtful she was. Despite the fact that she was mistreated, she still had caring thoughts about her step-father, and despite how Nathan scared her, she still wanted and did help him. What Leo does for her to bring nice things into her life by sending her on flower deliveries was amazing. What a guy.
These characters were so real. There were times reading this book that some of the broke my heart. Especially Rae. For her to go through what she does and still maintain such a sweet and caring disposition was just remarkable. You had to love her all the more for it because the way she handles these things is so unexpected.
This book really tore at my heartstrings quite a bit. There were times I just wanted to cry while reading the book, but in the end, I was left with a feeling of love, hope and contentment. The author did an amazing job with this book, and evoking emotion from me, the reader. I loved it.