“If you leave someone at least tell them why, because what's more painful than being abandoned; is knowing you're not worth an explanation.”
My dad never wanted me. The little girl at the bus station abandoned me. I’m just a poor, tattoo artist from the wrong side of the tracks.
But, Hannah…she wants me. She made me see the light. I don’t need to fight to make people see that I’m worth it. When I’m with her, everyone can see that I am someone. I’m worth something.
If only Hannah would return my calls. I know she is busy at college. But, damn, I deserve a phone call. Hell, I’d even accept a text message.
Nothing. I get nothing. Without her, I will be nothing.
My mother is an alcoholic. I can’t believe I’ve said that out loud. It’s gotten really bad.
Every night is a nightmare. My mother will drink from the time she gets home from work until she passes out.
She ended up getting fired from her job because she showed up drunk.
Her body is failing so I decided to drop out of school to help her. It doesn’t matter anyway, it’s not like I could study in peace.
I feel trapped…hopeless.
I know I love her. But, there are days, I am not sure.
The end is near. I know it is.
I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it away. Ella is an amazing author and can weave and amazing story. I can honestly say I have not read a book with this general story line before and I absolutely adored it.
Reese and Caydon meet when he saves her from bullies when they are ten years old. Reese moves away and they both dream of finding each other one day. He was her protector and he felt whole when he looked at her. When they meet again neither of them recognize each other since it is eleven years later. Their first couple meetings end up being completely awful but things very well for them.
The book is extremely well written and the characters are well thought up. If Caydon were my boyfriend I would have all kinds of tattoos, even with my fear of needles. Caydon is dreamy and I fell madly in love with this character and Reese is a fighter that has been looking for love. I can't wait to read more books by Ella in the future.
5 out of 5 stars
Ella lives in New Jersey, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, PA. She released her debut, NA novel, SAVE, on July 16, 2013. The companion novel, Broken, was released on November 16, 2013.
In her spare time, Ella enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She has a love for the unknown, tarot cards, red wine, and practices the Law of Attraction.