I needed this book.
I needed a book to help me reconnect with my love of reading and this book did just that. I am going to be completely honest, I saw this book on Facebook, another blog I followed shared it. The cover SPOKE to me. The title was okay but the gorgeous cover hooked me. (Yea, sometimes I do judge books by their covers. I really do try to avoid it but sometimes some covers just speak to me!) I then read the blurb of the book and DONE. I bought this book immediately.
I LOVE books where a strong and independent woman is given a rough life and has to overcome all the obstacles in her way to succeed. I love seeing her push through these challenges, learn and grow. I also really enjoy getting the main character’s thoughts and perspective during these various challenges. Rachel Higginson does just that. She has created a captivating story where the main character, Ruby, has to get past all of the hurdles that life has thrown at her.
Ruby had a plan for how her life would be. She was going to do anything and everything to be better than what life was giving her. Growing up with a cold-hearted, distant mother in a trailer park set the tone for her life. She was labeled as “trailer trash” by her peers. She wanted more. She had the determination to prove everyone wrong and become someone she always wanted to be until…she made a mistake that jeopardizes everything.
And then there is Levi. The boy who grated at her nerves, would tease her constantly and would have a sexy grin on his face the whole time. He was unnerving and frustrating yet smoking hot.
Ruby thought she would get away from Levi, from the town she grew up in, from the trailer park life…well, she was wrong.
Besides the captivating storyline, the well-developed and complex main characters make this book great. They are relatable and easy to connect with. I also really enjoyed that the story is told through Ruby. I could feel her frustrations, nervousness, heartache and more.
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