I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.
Back then, we were just a couple of dirt poor teenagers who had nothing except for our friendship. I wanted it to be more and one night I made my move. Everything was perfect then, but I wanted it to be more and one night I made my move. Everything was perfect then, but perfection is fleeting. For one brief shining moment, everything was beautiful, but an inconceivable nightmare sent us straight to hell...to depths from which we could never return. I left our hometown-a place she once called paradise-to flee the aftermath of that brutal even that broke us so completely I left her behind to pick up the broken pieces that had shattered irreparably. And now, I'm going back to face the wreckage that I though I'd put behind me-my father's gruesome legacy, the trauma of our past, and the girl who survived it all without me by her side. She hates me now for leaving her behind and I don't blame her. I don't blame her, but I want her. I want her, even though I know I should stay away from her. I could be dangerous. I am my father's son, after all
Oh my gosh this book moved me. Moved me in so many ways and I just loved it. I went into this blind and I didn't know what this book was about and I think that is the way to go. I should also warn you that this book has a few things in it that might trigger some people and you should proceed with caution. This is the story of Andrea and Avalon. Best friends who always watched the sunset every night and on one particular night they took it from friendship to something more which Avalon had been wanting for a while and wasn't sure had Andrea would feel about it. But, with all their happiness the next day something terrible happens and she is left damaged and scarred and needing her best friend who is leaving. He can't stay. He begs her to go with him and she just won't. Now time has passed and he is going back and is a different man but he is afraid to be who he is because after all he carries his fathers blood and is always afraid of losing control. I don't want to give things away about his book. I am having hard time writing this review and not saying to much. I loved these two characters. My heart broke for both of them and especially Avalon. Life was never good or easy for her and this poor girl suffers something terribly but has a heart of gold and she also does not use bad words which tickled me some of the expressions she would use. I will say this is a story of your life being totally torn apart for both characters. This is about healing and how things you didn't think you needed or wanted just might be the things that make you feel whole again. It is a beautiful story of survival and forgiveness and it is so amazing that you do not want to miss it at all.