"I dare you..."
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and 17-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock - with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams - and his life - for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
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Country boy meets big city girl - worlds collide
a classic tale told in a great new way
this book is so far outside of what I normally read/listen to but I was in the mood for a sappy love story that had a happy ending. I picked this book because it was in the teen section and was more likely to end well. its an old story a girl/guy from the wrong side of the tracks falls in love with a member of high society, but it was told very well. I think the best part for me was how the author told the story from both of the lovers perspectives' and managed to bring them both to life.
Beth, she managed to overcome so much adversity though out the book and even though she only did it because of the help of others she did do it, and looking at her mom in comparison it just proves that you have to want to change before you can.
this is a first for me with both of the narrators but I was impressed and thought they sounded good together, the only think that did not jive well was the voice difference they used for Beth's mother it was a small thing but it did stand out to me.
yes, I normally don't say that in this section but I can say that I did not want to put this book down I even stayed up half the night listening to it knowing I had to work in the morning. I was riveted to the drama of the story.
again this is not the type of book I normally listen to or read but I think I just may revisit this author and get the other books in this series...the ones available on audible anyway.
- Jason Brown