If the opportunity arose, Drew Tanner would probably trade places with just about anyone. He wasn’t a stranger to misery, but he had an unquenchable need for acceptance that spanned his entire childhood leading up to the present. Throughout that time, he saw how elusive and fickle the nature of love could be, and experienced unyielding misfortunes until a newfound friend made those hellish moments somehow bearable.
Despite his new friendship, things at home continue to deteriorate, making it difficult for him to cope with the situation; let alone breathe. But, an opportune moment arises out of his suffering that will potentially change the course of the life he’s known and he’ll have to decide if he wants to continue living this way or choose a new path, a decision that could change his life forever. Whatever he decides, Drew’s life is about to change, and there is no guarantee that his life will change for the better.
This was such an amazing coming of age/love story. I got to follow childhood friends grow up into adults. Some made bad choices others had their choices, at times, made for them. It was such a beautiful love story. Watching these friends leave home and live their own lives was interesting and at times heartbreaking. Ballentine's writing not only told me a story but I also felt all the emotions that the characters were going through. I just love this author and can't wait to find out where she takes me next!