Author: Jessica Sorensen
Length: 383 Pages
Series: The Coincidence #1
Published Date: December 13th, 2012
Gender: Romance, New Adult and Contemporary.
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.
This is the first book I’ve read by Jessica Sorensen; I’ve seen her cover millions of times in the Barnes & Novel Website and I’ve heard people talk a lot about her work and somehow I never read any of her books and I’m so mad at myself for waiting so long.
“I can handle scars, especially ones that are on the outside.”
I have always thought and found that the best way to get to me is through sad stories, they just have a lasting effect on me. Just like this book. It was a quiet, beautiful and heart breaking book that left me in utter shock when I got to that last page. It was intense. It was real. It was raw and I loved every word of it even if it nearly kill me.
“Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time. Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple coincidence , but there are those who don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.”
The thing that I loved about this book is how well it describes everything, There was never a moment where you wondered what was going on the other persons head because there was an amazing POV that let me get into so much detail of each of their past. It was a lot of building (I mean almost the whole book) for that moment that leaves you breathless. It’s nice though, because it feel real, it feels awesome to see their connection and see how they get where they need to be.
“I often wonder what drives people to do things. Whether it’s put into their minds at birth, or if it is learned as they grow. Maybe it’s even forced upon them by circumstances that are out of their hands. Does anyone have control over their lives or are we all helpless?”
Lets start with Callie, She is a quiet girl who just wants to get out of her hometown and forget about that horrible night. Kayden is perfect, At least that’s what everyone things.But he has learned that he is nothing and to just do things as his parents want ,or face the consequences. But as much as he tries to be who his dad wants is never ever good enough. And then one night, when things just spin out of control, they met. Not for the first time but in a moment where Kayden needed Callie and he didn’t even know it. In a moment where she took a courageous step that changed his life forever. That saved him.
“I thought I’d saved Kayden that night at the pool house, but I was wrong. I just bought him time until the next windstorm swept through.”
Now months later, they’re on college. They just want to move on but Kayden can’t, because he needs to and feels he ahs to protect Callie. From What? He doesn’t know. As they get to know each other , with out their hometown opinions they feel a connection like no other. That makes them question the impossible that makes them realize that we don’t have to keep everything inside; that is okay to trust that one person who understands you like no other.
This book talks about strong topics in such a beautiful way. It’s not about letting the and stuff get to you but instead shedding some light into the lives of the survivors of those issues. It shows us the everyday struggles that people who have suffered from sexual and domestic abuse in such a realistic way. I’m not going to leave you or say anything more about the plot because I would hate to spoil it for you; But im just warning you. The ending is hard and some people may not like but I did because it felt real, like life.
Before I go I’ll leave you with one quote from the rocks:
“Face Your Fears Head On and Tell Them to Fuck Off”