Two injured, stubborn souls meet unexpectedly. Will they save each other from their demons or have they been too damaged for too long to see past the pain?
Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father's fists. Taunted by the kids at school, he was alone, until a girl with carrot coloured hair sat next to him.
She smiled. She listened. She cared.
She was his angel, and he knew he’d love her forever. But Jem’s father hurts him in a way he never expected by taking him away from her.
Now eighteen, scarred inside and out, Jem trusts no one and has worked hard to ensure he'll never be helpless again. But then he runs into his angel. The only problem is she doesn’t recognize him. Jem needs her to remember him, to show him that their time together meant to her what it did to him. For once in his life he wants to have mattered to someone, to her.
Devon is attracted to the muscular, tattooed, pierced hottie standing by the pub quiz machine. That is, until he punches a guy clean across the bar for daring to touch him. She’s had her fill of violent men and intends to avoid this one at all costs. This is a standalone, new adult contemporary romance. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I loved that miss Abbott showed us the relationship that Jem and Devon had as kids. I felt really bad for Jem. I really think Devon's mom should have done a little more. I know it really wasn't her business... but just calling child protective services wasn't enough. I think she should have maybe made sure that Jem was taken from the house.
I loved seeing Jem and Devon getting to know each other much better as adults. Although Devon didn't know who Jem was, I though it was a really good thing for their relationship. I thought it was so sweet how protective Jem was towards Luke. At every turn he was doing something nice for Luke, and just looking out for him.
Quinn and Pearce were some awesome characters. They were really great friends for Devon. Quinn was definitely one of my favorite characters. He was also so protective of Devon and Luke, and just all around a great guy.
I hope miss Abbott creates a book for some of the other character in the book. I would love to read more. I really enjoyed this book, and as always, I am excited to read more. ***Book provided by author for an honest review.***