Happy Friday! Today I have a great new book for you. This is a wonderful story of love that finally happens. For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb. Be sure to keep an eye out for more exciting reviews to come.
Thirteen years ago, at her senior prom, Gillian Crane did the unthinkable – she became drunk for the first time and lost her virginity to an unknown man. Later, when she found out she was pregnant, her unloving, unyielding mother threw her out and told her never to return.
Gillian succeeds in building a new life for herself in New York City, vowing never to see her childhood home again. But when she learns her mother is dying, she drags her twelve-year-old daughter back to hell on earth, also known as Barnesville. Once again caught in small town life amongst old friends and enemies, her past comes back to haunt her, turning her world upside down as the question still remains. Who is the father of her child?
Gillian’s life changed with one drunken event after her prom. From there her mother kicks her out and she is forced to move to New York City and raise her daughter. When her mother asks for her to come home because she is dying she can’t refuse the request. Thirteen years has changed her and the people she used to know. She knows that while she is home she must find out who her daughter’s father is. What she doesn’t count on are her feelings and who dominates them. Can Gillian solve her ultimate mystery?
I really enjoyed this story. At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Gillian. She grew on me. I also, wasn’t sure who I wanted to be Daisy’s father. All of the possible candidates were great. The love that flowed off of these pages was palpable. All of the unrequited love and how it took many of the characters years to finally tell the other person how they felt. But, once the Gillian and all of her friends finally do the reader will truly feel that love. Overall, I this story was enjoyable and definitely gives you the feels. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good unrequited love story. Especially, if you had one as a teenager.