Chloe Rivers never thought she would keep secrets from her best friend. Then again, she never imagined she would fall in love with him either. When she finally reveals her feelings, rejection shatters her, rendering her vulnerable and sending her straight into the destructive arms of the wrong guy.
Gavin Rhodes never saw the betrayal coming. It crushes him. Chloe has always been his forbidden fantasy; sweet, tempting, and beautiful. But when the opportunity finally presents itself, he makes the biggest mistake of all and denies her.
Four years after a devastating tragedy, Chloe and Gavin's worlds collide and they find their lives entangling once again. Haunted by the past, they are forced to come to terms with all that has transpired to find the peace they deserve. Except they can't seem to get near each other without combatting an intense emotional connection that brings them right back to where it all started, their childhood treehouse.
Chloe still holds her secrets close, but this time she isn't the only one with something to hide. Can their deep-rooted connection survive the destruction of innocence?
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Slow Start... struggling to get Through...
Excellent story! I didn't want it to end!
The way the author writes is so poetically beautiful
K.K. Allen is a new to me author. This is her first new adult romances and I hope it won’t be her last! I went into it fairly blind. I had read the blurb and it sounded good, but nothing could have prepared me for how it would suck me in so much that I listened to almost the entire book in one sitting! Had it not been for a low battery on my kindle, I probably would have! Up in the Treehouse tells the story of 3 best friends growing up together. They meet when they are 12 and as they grow, so do their relationships. Feelings of friendship change to lust and love, personalities change as they enter high school and move into adulthood. Their whole dynamic is threatened when two of them start dating. Tragedy strikes and changes things forever. That’s the before. Then comes the after. The book jumps back and forth from past to present throughout the story to get a full understanding of the emotions and thoughts of the characters. It has more angst than I’ve seen in a long time, but I loved it!! There was so much misunderstanding between characters that could have prevented a lot of heartache. I wanted to smack them upside the head several times, but hey, that’s how it happens in real life. The heart works in a unique way and your head rarely gets a say in it! Underneath all the angst and the story of love and friendship, is a greater message. Up in the Treehouse actually is a huge part of the book, not just the title. The deeper message in there is to celebrate “Hero’s and Legends” who stand up to and overcome bullies. It’s a wonderful theme that is really powerfully presented and even though it’s a main part of the book, it’s not thrown at you in an uncomfortable way, but rather inspiring and leaving you in awe. I really loved this book and I look forward to more from K.K Allen!
- Ashleigh Wilson