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Carrie Beckett knew fear. Pain, anger, terror...she also knew trust.
After escaping a fate that is worse than death, Carrie and Noah settle in Gig Harbor with the taste of freedom on the tips of their tongues. Years of abuse so severe left them both wounded, careful but stronger than life gave them credit for. They knew to trust one another above all things, promising then and there they would never look back....
The summer before her final year at UW, Carrie agrees to a date with her long-time crush, who happens to be her brother Noah's best friend Chad Blake. The tattooed and sexy-as-sin front man for rock band Thick as Thieves and the crowned King of Gig Harbor's bad boys, Chad is a known for a good time, great music, killer tats, and a sweet goodbye the morning after...as long as the girl knows the score. Everything he is, is everything Noah wants her far away from.
Chad has wanted his best friend's sister since she was 18, but stayed away after Noah warned him that Carrie was off limits. Having been burned in the past, Chad focused on his day job as a tattoo artist and his dream of making it big with his band Thick as Thieves; keeping his bed warm until he had the chance to get Carrie Beckett there and never let her leave.
Noah sheltered Carrie as best he could, keeping her as far from his personal life and Chad Blake as he could. He wanted nothing but happiness and freedom for the sister he watched suffer day in and day out.
But Carrie is innocent and smart, strong willed with a sassy mouth, all the things Chad loves about her and refuses to deny himself anymore.
Risking it all on a whim, he shows up and asks Carrie to go "all in" and betray her brother for a chance to be together.
Carrie is brought into the world of parties, concerts, fangirls, and sex - that forces her to face the memories of her past in order to move on with Chad as her future.
Knowing that love is a reward, trust, a gift, Carrie and Chad fall with a passion so strong, it threatens to break them both. They will battle back all the bad things in life for just a second of good and all the insecurities will come to an explosive head that may just destroy them both.
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By Amazon Customer on 08-21-17
Tried too hard
The brother and sister's back story is dark and heartbreaking.
You understand immediately the pain they suffered in their childhood. How their bond was made. The demons they carried while trying to start a new life. Great.
The rest... I wouldn't call it insta-love because their is mention that Chad had crushed on her for some time, but before they even had a date they both confirmed they were "all in", with no previous lead in beside ogling him from a distance/crush .It was trying so hard to be deep and really just made you want to roll your eyes. Yes, he is a musician, yes his lyrics are deep with meaning, but the couples conversations were so consumed with so much "deepness" that it was a drag. Their is more to say but you get the idea.