The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

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From the bestselling author of The Secret of Ella and Micha comes a mesmerizing novel of fate, friendship, and the healing power of love . . .

THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . ...

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Overview

From the bestselling author of The Secret of Ella and Micha comes a mesmerizing novel of fate, friendship, and the healing power of love . . .

THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.

Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.

When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .

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RT Book Reviews on The Secret of Ella and Micha
"Sorensen's portrayal of... relationships and long-distance love, as well as the longing to escape one's past, raises her above her new adult peers."
RT Book Reviews on The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
"Romantic, suspenseful and well written---this is a story you won't want to put down."
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"Romantic, suspenseful and well written—-this is a story you won't want to put down."—RT Book Reviews on The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

"Sorensen's portrayal of... relationships and long-distance love, as well as the longing to escape one's past, raises her above her new adult peers."—RT Book Reviews on The Secret of Ella and Micha

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455576500
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Series: Callie & Kayden Series
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 77,189
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden


By Jessica Sorensen

Grand Central Publishing

Copyright © 2013 Jessica Sorensen
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4555-7650-0



CHAPTER 1

#4: Wear a Shirt with Color.

4 months later ...

Callie


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?

"God, it's like spazzville around here today," Seth comments, scrunching his nose at the arriving freshmen swarming the campus yard. Then he waves his hand in front of my face. "Are you spacing off on me again?"

I blink away from my thoughts. "Now don't be arrogant." I nudge his shoulder with mine playfully. "Just because we both decided to do the summer semester and we know where everything is, doesn't make us better than them."

"Uh, yeah, it kind of does." He rolls his honey-brown eyes at me. "We're like the upper-class freshmen."

I press back a smile and sip my latte. "You know there's no such thing as an upper-class freshman."

He sighs, ruffling his golden blond locks, which look like he gets them highlighted in a salon, but they're actually natural. "Yeah, I know. Especially for people like you and me. We're like two black sheep."

"There are many more black sheep than you and me." I shield my eyes from the sun with my hand. "And I've toned it down. I'm even wearing a red T-shirt today, like the list said to do."

The corners of his lips tug upward. "Which would look even better if you'd let those pretty locks of yours down, instead of hiding them in that ponytail all the time."

"One step at a time," I say. "It was hard enough just letting my hair grow out. It makes me feel weird. And it doesn't matter because that has yet to be added to the list."

"Well it needs to be," he replies. "In fact, I'm doing it when I get back to my room."

Seth and I have a list of things we have to do, even if we're scared, repulsed, or incapable. If it's on the list, we have to do it and we have to cross off one thing at least once a week. It was something we did after we confessed our darkest secrets to each other, locked away in my room, during my first real bonding moment with a human being.

"And you still wear that God-awful hoodie," he continues, jerking on the bottom of my gray faded jacket. "I thought we talked about that hideous thing. You're beautiful and you don't need to cover up. Besides, it's like eighty degrees outside."

I wrap my jacket around myself self-consciously, gripping at the edge of the fabric. "Subject change please."

He loops arms with mine as he leans his weight on me, forcing me to scoot over to the edge of the sidewalk as people pass by us. "Fine, but one day we're going to talk about a complete makeover, in which I will supervise."

I sigh. "We'll see."

I met Seth my first day at UW during Pre-Calculus. Our inability to understand numbers was a great conversation starter and our friendship kind of grew from there. Seth is the only friend I've really had since sixth grade, besides a brief friendship with the new girl in school who didn't know the "Anorexic, Devil-Worshipping Callie" everyone else saw me as.

Seth abruptly stops walking and swings in front of me. He's wearing a gray T- shirt and a pair of black skinny jeans. His hair is stylishly tousled and his long eyelashes are the envy of every girl.

"I just have to say one more thing." He touches the tip of his finger to the corner of my eye. "I like the maroon eyeliner much better than the excessive black."

"I have your approval on that." I press my hand dramatically to my heart. "I'm so relieved. It's been weighing on my mind since this morning."

He makes a face and his eyes scroll down my red T-shirt that brushes the top of my form-fitting jeans. "You're doing great in every department, I just wish you'd wear a dress or shorts or something for once and show off those legs of yours."

My face plummets along with my mood. "Seth, you know why ... I mean, you know ... I can't ..."

"I know. I'm just trying to be encouraging."

"I know you are and that's why I love you." I love him for more than that actually. I love him because he's the first person I felt comfortable enough with to tell my secrets to, but maybe that's because he understands what it's like to be hurt inside and out.

"You're so much happier than when I first met you." He tucks my bangs behind my ear. "I wish you could be this way around everyone, Callie. That you would stop hiding from everyone. It's sad no one gets to see how great you are."

"And vice versa," I say, because Seth hides as much as I do.

He takes my empty Styrofoam cup from my hand and tosses it into a garbage can beside one of the benches. "What do you think? Should we hit up one of the tours and make fun of the tour guide?"

"You know the way to my heart." I beam and his laughter lights up his entire face.

We stroll up the sidewalk in the shade of the trees toward the front doors of the main office, which is a few stories high with a peaked roof. It has a historical look to it, tan brick with a lot of wear and tear, like it belongs in an older era. The yard that centers all the buildings looks like a triangular maze with randomly placed concrete paths that cross the lawn. It's a pretty place to go to school, lots of trees, and open space, but it took some getting used to.

There is confusion in the air as students and parents attempt to find their way around. I'm completely distracted when I hear a faint, "Heads up."

My head snaps up just in time to see a guy running straight for me with his hands in the air and a football flying at him. His solid body collides with mine and I fall flat onto my back, cracking my head and elbow against the pavement. Pain erupts through my arm and I can't breathe.

"Get off me," I say, writhing my body in a panic. The weight and heat off him makes me feel like I'm drowning. "Get off now!"

"I'm so sorry." He rolls to the side and quickly climbs off me. "I didn't see you there."

I blink the spots away from my eyes until his face comes into focus; brown hair that flips up at the ears, piercing emerald eyes, and a smile that will melt a girl's heart. "Kayden?"

His eyebrows furrow and his hand falls to his side. "Do I know you?" There's a small scar below his right eye and I wonder if it's from where his dad hit him that night.

A tiny prickle forms in my heart that he can't remember who I am. Getting to my feet, I brush the dirt and grass off my sleeves. "Um, no, sorry. I thought you were someone else."

"But you got the name right." His tone carries doubt as he scoops the football off the grass. "Wait, I do know you, don't I?"

"I'm really sorry for getting in your way." I snag Seth's hand and haul him toward the entrance doors where there's a big "Welcome Students" banner.

When we're in the corridor by the glass display cases, I let go of him and lean against the brick wall, catching my breath. "That was Kayden Owens."

"Oh." He glances back at the entrance as students swarm inside. "The Kayden Owens? The one you saved?"

"I didn't save him," I clarify. "I just interrupted something."

"Something that was about to get ugly."

"Anyone would have done the same thing."

His fingers seize my elbow as I attempt to walk down the hall and he pulls me back to him. "No, a lot of people would have walked by. It's a common fact that a lot of people will turn their heads in the other direction when something bad is happening. I know this from experience."

My heart aches for him and what he went through. "I'm sorry you had to go through that."

"Don't be sorry, Callie," he says with a heavy-hearted sigh. "You have your own sad story."

We make our way down the slender hallway until it opens up and there is a table stacked with flyers and pamphlets on it. People are standing in line, staring at schedules, talking to their parents, looking scared and excited.

"He didn't even recognize you," he comments as he works through the crowd to the front of the line, cutting in front of everyone, and grabs a pink flyer.

"He barely recognized me ever," I shake my head when he offers me a cookie from a plate on the table.

"Well, he should recognize you now." He picks up a sugar cookie, scrapes the sprinkles off, and bites off the corner. Crumbs fall from his lips as he chews. "You did save his ass from getting beat."

"It's not that big of a deal," I say, even though it does stab at my heart a little. "Now, can we please change the subject to something else?"

"It is a big deal." He sighs when I frown at him. "Fine, I'll keep my mouth shut. Now come on, let's go find a tour guide to torture."


Kayden

I've been haunted by a nightmare every single God damn night for the last four months. I'm curled up near the pool house and my dad's beating the shit out of me. He's madder than I've ever seen him, probably because I did one of the worst things imaginable to him. There's murder in his eyes and every ounce of humanity is gone, consumed by rage.

As his fist hammers against my face, warm blood pours along my skin and splatters against his shirt. I know this time he's probably going to kill me and I should finally fight back, but I was taught to die on the inside. Plus I just don't seem to care anymore.

Then someone appears from the shadows and interrupts us. When I wipe the blood from my eyes, I realize it's a girl terrified out of her mind. I don't quite understand it, why she intervened, but I owe her a lot.

Callie Lawrence saved my fucking life that night, more than she probably realized. I wish she knew, but I never could figure out how to tell her, nor have I seen her since it happened. I heard she went off to college early to start her life and I envy her.

My first day on campus is going pretty well, especially after my mom and dad left. Once they drove away, I could breathe for the very first time in my life.

Luke and I wander around the busy campus trying to figure out where everything is, while tossing a football back and forth. The sun is bright, the trees are green, and there's so much newness in the air it gets me pumped up. I want to start over, be happy, live for once.

On a particularly long throw, I end up running over a girl. I feel like an asshole, especially because she's so small and fragile looking. Her blue eyes are enlarged and she looks scared to death. What's even weirder is she knows me, but takes off running when I question how she does.

It's bugging the hell out of me. I can't stop thinking about her face and the familiarity. Why can't I figure out who the hell she is?

"Did you see that girl?" I ask Luke. He's been my best friend since second grade when we both realized how mutually screwed up our home lives were, although for different reasons.

"The one you just ran over?" He folds up the schedule and tucks it into his back pocket of his jeans. "She kind of reminds me of that quiet girl we used to go to school with—the one Daisy was dead set on torturing."

My eyes move to the entrance doors where she disappeared. "Callie Lawrence?"

"Yeah, I think that was her name." He blows out a stressed breath as he turns around in the middle of the lawn trying to get his bearings. "But I don't think it's her. She wasn't wearing all that black shit around her eyes and Callie had a haircut that made her look like a guy. Plus, I think that girl was thinner."

"Yeah, she did look different." But if it is Callie, I need to talk to her about that night. "Callie was always thin, though. That's why Daisy made fun of her."

"That was one of the reasons she made fun of her," he reminds me and his face twists with repulsion at something behind me. "I think I'm going to go find our room." Luke hurries off toward the corner of the school building before I can say anything.

"There you are." Daisy comes up from behind me and I'm overwhelmed by the smell of perfume and hairspray.

Suddenly I understand why Luke ran off like there was a fire. He doesn't like Daisy for many reasons; one being that he thinks Daisy is a bitch. And she is, but it works for me because she allows me to stay detached from feeling anything, which is the only way I know how to live life.

"I sure hope you weren't just talking about me." Daisy wraps her arms around my midsection and massages my stomach with her fingertips. "Unless it was something good."

I turn around and kiss her forehead. She's wearing a low-cut blue dress and a necklace that rests between her tits. "No one was talking about you. Luke just went to find his room."

She bites down on her glossy lip and bats her eyelashes at me. "Good, because I'm already nervous about leaving my ridiculously hot boyfriend. Remember you can flirt, but you can't touch." Daisy gets bored easily and says things to start drama.

"No touching. Got it," I say, holding back an eye roll. "And again, no one was talking about you."

She twines a strand of her curly blond hair around her finger with a thoughtful expression on her face. "I don't mind if you talk about me, just as long as it's good."

I met Daisy when I was in tenth grade and she moved to our school. She was the hot new freshman and was very aware that she was. I was pretty popular, but hadn't really dated anyone, just messed around. I was more focused on football, like my dad wanted me to be. Daisy seemed interested, though, and a couple of weeks later, we were officially a couple. She's self-involved and she never asks where all my bruises, cuts, and scars come from. She brought it up once, the first time we fucked, and I told her it was from a four-wheeling accident when I was a kid. She didn't question the fresh ones.

"Look, baby, I got to go." I give her a quick kiss on the lips. "I have to check in and unpack and figure out where the hell everything is."

"Oh, fine." She pouts out her bottom lip and runs her fingers through my hair, guiding my lips back to hers for a deep kiss. When she pulls away, she smiles. "I guess I'll go back home and try to fill up my time with boring old high school."

"I'm sure you'll be fine," I say to her as I back toward the doors, maneuvering between the people flooding the sidewalk. "I'll be back for homecoming."

She waves as she turns for the parking lot. I keep my eyes on her until she's in her car and then I go into the school. The air is cooler inside, the lights are faint, and there's a lot of shouting and disorganization.

"We don't need a tour." I walk up to Luke, who's standing near the sign-up table, reading a pink flyer. "And weren't you going to find your room or was that your excuse to escape Daisy?"

"The girl drives me fucking crazy." He rakes his hand through his short, brown hair. "And I was headed there, but then I realized it'd be much easier if I went on a tour so I know where everything is."

Luke is a very structured person when it comes to school and sports. It makes sense to me since I know about his past, but from an outsider's point of view, he probably looks like a troublemaker, who failed out of school.

"Fine, we'll do the tour." I write our names down on the paper and the redhead sitting behind the table smiles at me.

"You can go join the one starting now," she says shamelessly pushing her cleavage up with her arms as she leans forward. "They just stepped into the hallway."

"Thanks." Grinning at her, I strut off with Luke toward where she directed us.

"Every time," he says amusedly as he sidesteps around a smaller table with plates full of cookies on it. "You're like a magnet."

"I don't ask for it," I reply as we approach the back of the crowd. "In fact, I wish they'd stop."

"No you don't," he states with a roll of his eyes. "You love it and you know it. And I wished you'd act on it, so you could ditch the bitch."

"Daisy's not that bad. She's probably the only girl who doesn't care if I flirt." I cross my arms and stare at the nerdy tour guide with thick glasses, scraggily brown hair, and a clipboard in his hands. "Do we really need to do this? I'd rather go unpack."


(Continues...)

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

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    a must read...

    Just wanted to leave a quick review of this amazing book. I had gotten this a bit ago and finally had a little time to read it while on vacation with my family. Just like with THE SECRET OF ELLA AND MICHA I was taken in to this story and found it so hard to leave. I was captivated by its interesting storyline and its top notch characters. But man, oh man was that one heck of a way to end it. I am desperate…desperate I tell you…for book 2. Sorensen better be ready to release that bad boy soon cause I am in need of it.

    I have found myself leaning more and more towards the new adult genre, especially contemporary romance. And I found that THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN is a perfect example of fantastic new adult/contemporary romance. Sorensen has another wonderful hit on her hands and I know others are impatiently waiting for the 2nd book as much as I am.

    Everything about this book is excellent, romantic, and absolutely intense. Take note...this book has its dark sides. What these characters go through at times is pretty rough. But it is not all sad and dark; there is light in the midst of it all. Pick up this amazing read and I know you will fly through it like I did eager to devour its goodness. It really is a must read.

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Fantastic!!!!!

    When i frist bought this book i thought it was gonna be a typical love story. But it wasnt :)
    The storyline, the character, and especially the amazing writing left me completly stunned!!!!
    I could not put the book down nor did i want too
    And the ending was the best chiffhanger ever i just cant wait for the second book!!!
    This is definitly a must read ;)

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    I want more of this series...

    Keep these coming J. Sorensen. As a much older reader, these books make me feel young and in love; when my responsibilities were minor (though I had thought they were overwhelming at the time).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

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    4.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book

    4.5 Stars
    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    You can be sure I will be checking out other books by Sorensen after reading this one! Sorensen’s writing is definitely riles you up and leaves you wanting more! ~ Under the Covers

    As my first Jessica Sorensen book, I went into this book with open eyes and an open heart. Cimmaron from Talk Supe convinced me to give this book a try and I’m soooo thankful that she did! This book completely tore my heart out and I loved every moment of it.

    Writing in first person present tense isn’t my favorite but making the adjustment was easy for especially when you have an immediate connection with the characters. THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN starts off with a scene that gets right into the dark side of the story. It’s just glimpses of what’s to come but like a noose around your neck, it hooks you in until you can’t breathe. I felt an immediate bond with Callie and Kayden’s characters. Both victims of events that have never should have happened to them, they are broken souls who find solace within each other.

    I love the way Sorensen was able to build a believable romance between them while also finding room to developed their characters individually. They are so vastly different from each other, but they also complement one another as well.

    Another thing I loved about this book is the secondary characters. Seth and Jake were amazing guys who offered either comic relief or more depth and dimension to the book. I got sucked into their storylines as well and found that their presence only enhance Callie and Kayden’s relationship as well.

    This book put me through the wringer but it’s the cliffhanger ending that really got to me! I flipped the page looking for more and kept flipping until there was nothing left to flip and then I FLIPPED OUT! What a way to get readers rushing to grab the next book in the series! There is no other way to say this: I am hooked and I need the next book ASAP!

    You can be sure I will be checking out other books by Sorensen after reading this one! Sorensen’s writing is definitely riles you up and leaves you wanting more!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

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    Hauntingly Beautiful!

    Let’s start with the end-because it was, without a doubt, “One of Those Endings” that you won’t see coming and has you craving MORE, but in the best way possible, because you are THAT invested! The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen swallows you whole and does not begin to return you completely to ‘the real world’ for, oh about a day! It takes that long to catch your breath after the emotional gut punch you experience page after page, but you keep on going, well, because The coincidence of Callie and Kayden is that compelling, that good, that well-written!
    Jessica Sorensen has created a heartstoppingly beautiful tale of two souls who have been damaged by their torturous pasts, keeping everyone out of their emotional personal space, finally to find the courage to open up, learn to cautiously trust, feel, and hope for a better life. On the outside, they seem so different, but deep down, their angst and pain are so similar, they bring out the best in each other. Get ready to run the gamut of emotions in the extreme as each character shares their POV.


    A Review copy was provided by NetGalley and Hachette Book Group, GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, FOREVER in exchange for my honest review.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Good

    I really like it, but it seem a bit rush, like she was rushing through the whole book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Young love

    Let me first start off by saying I abhor cliffhangers! Now put that thought to the side and let me say I LOVED Kayden & Callie's story. I was very pleased with how well the author developed each character. The "secrets" were very easy to predict, but that did not take anything away from the book. This was one of those where I couldn't put the book down for long so I finished it in a day. Now I'm a little upset because I have to wait until August to hopefully finish their story, but make no mistake, I will read part 2 as soon as it is available! I think it was so refreshing to read about them because it's a story I haven't read. It's original, well thought out, and fairly well written. The characters were relatable and honest. I do want to read more by this author but right now I want to savor Kayden & Callie for a while. I'll wait a few days before I delve into something else. Great read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

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    I loved this book! Can't wait for the next one! Highly Recommend

    I loved this book! Can't wait for the next one! Highly Recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    This book was amazing! Captivated me and left me wanting the nex

    This book was amazing! Captivated me and left me wanting the next book ASAP...such a great storyline that kept you wanting to see what was coming next...read this book in one day! So you can imagine how sad I was that I have to wait unti August for the next one to be released!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2013

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    I have read this book twice now because it is that great. Sorens

    I have read this book twice now because it is that great. Sorensen is now one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style and her ability to tell a great story full of amazing backstory.
    This book was an emotional read for sure. The obstacle that have been put in the character's lives are not pretty, and often things people don't like to deal with. Sorensen depicts these things perfectly, which can be hard to face, but it makes it that much more real. You really can feel the pain these characters harbor and your heart will ache for them.
    The love that Callie and Kayden come to find is unreal. They are able to provide something to one an another that doesn't come around often. Again, the writing is excellent and I fell in love with these characters love story. There was heat, and steaminess, there was sweet and vulnerable, and there was fire and passion. I loved every word of this book. It is clear at the end of this book that the story of Callie and Kayden has not ended, in fact it is just beginning. There is sure to be a long road ahead, but when you read a book this good you won't be put off by having to wait, because it's not just some light simple read, it is one you will become engrossed in and you will know that waiting for the next one is worth it, and you will never forget this story afterward.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Addicting story

    The author has chosen such a hard and painful topic and has shown that life can change and evolve. Job well done. I will recommend this to many.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Best book i ve read yet!!!!!

    This book is amazing!!!!!!! At first I thought it was going to be the same old love story like the guy gets the girl and live happily ever after. But boy was I wrong!!!!! This book literally brought me to me knees and made me remember that not all love stories have the perfect ending. Callie and Kaydens past are both consumed by darkness and horror and they met and find light together. But then strikes a tragic ending like Romeo and Juliet. In Jessica Sorensen's version of a perfect romance and tragedy story thus is a must read. P.S. if you find this book good and interesting then read Hopeless by Colleen Hover

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Amazing and powerful

    This is an amazing and very powerful story of 2 Collage students that have had very bad things happen. They are obviously very strong to over come there fears. I also love the idea of the list they made.

    Borrowed this book from another B&N customer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    I don't normally leave reviews, but the ending of this book left

    I don't normally leave reviews, but the ending of this book left me so shocked that I had to come and leave a review to explain how abruptly it ends. I'm SO happy I read the other reviews before posting one to see that there is a second book coming and it doesn't just end!! Definitely a must read! Keeps you turning pages and wanting to read more. A common love story and also portrays the innocence and embarrassment that comes with sexual attraction (something not usually found in books or movies....they tend to just get right to the point without a question). It's only two dollars for the nook. It's a quick and fun read. Buy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

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    I'm a big fan of paranormal romance so I didn't really think I w

    I'm a big fan of paranormal romance so I didn't really think I would like this book but was in a paranormal funk so got the sample. I really enjoyed this book. It tugged at my heart and left me wanting so much more. I am head over heels in love with both characters. Read this book. I've been telling all my friends to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Terrible ending

    The ending was so terrible it ruined the entire book. It was as if the author thought it would be funny to pull a 'gotchya!' at the end. It made me resent ever reading the book in the first place. I feel used. Don't get the book unless you like sad endings!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

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    The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden was a heartbreaking story f

    The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden was a heartbreaking story filled with broken characters. Callie and Kayden, the main two characters have been abused in their pasts. They try to cope by controlling things in their lives through certain acts of self-harm. Even though, I can't relate to their situations, the author has created them and written them so well, you can feel what they feel. It makes sense that these two hurt people, have friends that seem to have problems as well, and that they finally find love with each other. The ending was very tense, and the only thing I don't like is that I have to wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Fantastic book!!!!

    Wow, I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was going to be boring, but its actually great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Beautiful

    Beautiful story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Loved this book. 

    Loved this book. 

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