First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.
When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.
And then I met Nate Preeter.
An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.
My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.
And then he showed me how to fall.
First and foremost, a huge THANKS to Deanna @A Novel Glimpse who not only recommended this book to me, but also lent me her kindle book so I could read it. THANK YOU!!!
This is such a beautiful story about young love, pain, acceptance, and learning how to live again and move on… trying to balance your memories with your live. It was so heartbreaking at times. I absolutely loved the writing… having already read the fourth book in this series last month, In Your Dreams, I knew that I would like it, but I still saw some light differences, and thought that the story flowed very well, and the writing had a certain lyrical element to it.
I really enjoyed both main characters and thought they were kind of perfect for each other. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming to see Rowe trying to cope and move on from the events of her past. I’m not sure how anyone can keep moving after that to be honest. She was stuck, and every little step she took towards moving, was amazing. The process of opening up her life to new friends and to Nate was slow, but rewarding, and I loved to see her friendship with Cass and Paige grow, as well as with Ty and Nate (though Nate was always more).
Nate was kind of messy perfect, or as perfect as any 19 yo can be. I really liked that he took his time and made sure that things were right for Rowe and him. But he was too damn nice sometimes, lol. But the way he loved her… oh wow!
The relationship was so sweet and cute. I loved the banter and the pranks, and the quiet moments. The acceptance and understanding. And I absolutely loved the inclusion and the importance of both families.
The secondary characters were awesome, and I can’t wait to read Ty and Cass’s story, because Ty was probably my favorite character in the mix.
Again, I’m really glad I started this series, and I can’t wait to keep going 😀 .