Dealing with the loss of her mother, seventeen-year-old Jessica Stone tries to find an escape from pain by secretly medicating herself with Xanax, but the anxiety increases, crushing her and her grades.
Then she meets Caleb Jonas, the pastor’s son at her mother’s church. Between his cute dimples and love of fast cars, Jessica is completely smitten, and the feeling is mutual. But dating a Christian boy isn’t easy. He doesn’t party, and he never goes past first base. Jessica struggles with his faith, since it makes her question her own, but for the first time since her mother’s death, she can breathe. Life is finally shifting into a state of happiness.
But the differences between them grow until one act of betrayal forces to rip them apart forever. Hurt and love collide into a storm neither can break free from, and Jessica must decide if she’s ready to trust her heart, one last time.
This was a good, quick read. Jessica is lost after her mother dies. Panic attacks, depression and hanging out with people that aren't exactly a great influence are the new norm for her. Then she meets Caleb. He is the new preacher's son and on the 'straight and narrow'. Her life slowly levels out and she is happy, until the unthinkable happens and sends her into another downward spiral.
I liked Jessica. She felt such deep emotions and had so many problems that it was hard not to feel bad for her. Caleb was a good, calming influence on her and I really liked Ray as well. Ray was much better than I anticipated him being. I wasn't a Jason fan and his attitude really stunk. The story line was a roller-coaster and it was a fast ride. The author does a great job of making you feel the characters' emotions.
It was a 3/5 for me. I enjoyed the writers style and the way she made you feel what the characters did.
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.