Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Coincidence of Callie And Kayden

From Goodreads: There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

I didn't really know what this book was about when I started reading it. Which is probably best. Two people with something tragic in their past starting new in college and falling in love.
I really enjoyed this book. I hover between 3 stars, because the story was a little forgettable, and too much likeness to other troubled past books (Sea of Tranquility, Hopeless, Reason to Breathe) and 4 stars because it was equally enjoyable and I can not wait for The Redemption of Callie and Kayden to come out.
I absolutely loved the characters. Callie wasn't jealous or irrational. And Kayden was sweet, his life didn't surround around Callie. Maybe that is an upside to this story in comparison to the other 3 mentioned. But friend Luke was almost an alcoholic and I didn't like that at all. Or rather the fact that he might have a problem is never acknowledged.
This book was highly emotional, with every main character having something bad happen in their life. But not overly depressing.
It was so easy to read, I couldn't put it down and before I knew it, it was over. It was so sudden, it left a huge cliff hanger.

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