Publication: January 7th 2014 by Entangled: Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary
-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it
-- My Thoughts --
Hanley's life changed one fateful day and she has never been the same since then. Then one day, she finds out a boy is living in her garage. Nate is nothing like the boys she knows and he is everything she didn't know she needed. But she never knew that by keeping a fugitive in her garage, she would actually give away her heart, too.
Hanley is a beautiful name, isn't it? I actually loved her name since the first sentence, it's just not something you hear everyday. Original. So is the story. I read a couple of reviews that say Hanley's actions were unrealistic and not forgivable. The girl has been through a lot of trauma in her life, and everyone has a different coping mechanism. Hanley's mechanism is drinking and partying late every night. It's just the way she deals.
Then, there's her parents. They are, as many reviewers stated, too ignorant. They are so caught up in their own lives that they don't notice their daughter slipping away from them. The author handled this subject really well and instead of showing a perfectly happy family, she made us see what a dysfunctional family is really like and how to treat it. Plus, I loved the interactions between Hanely and her sister, Heather, as they grew closer more and more.
The romance in this book was at its peak. I loved Nate and Hanley together, they were like two missing puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly. They both grow through a lot of hardship in this book, and you can see their development, individually and together.
The only thing that irked me a little bit and made me give this book four stars, was the whole hiding a person in the garage thing. Yes, every other aspect I loved, but this one was a bit too unrealistic, there's just NO way that no family member will figure out that there's someone living in their garage. Aside from that, this book is perfect for fans of the romance genre. Ladies, that includes most of us.
-- Day 6 Updates: BOUT OF BOOKS --
Number of pages read: 450 pages
Books read: Oceanborn by Amalie Howard, Day 21 by Kass Morgan
Total number of books read: 3
Today #insixwords: QUITE SATISFIED WITH MY READING TODAY