The Things We Can't Change Part One: The Prologueby Kassandra Kush
Ezekiel Quain has learned over the years that love and family are nothing to be depended on. After standing strong next to his mom through her cancer, she ran off, leaving Zeke, his dad and little sister to struggle with the leftover medical bills, and a bad taste in Zeke’s mouth about counting on anybody. His relationship with his father is strained, and the
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Ezekiel Quain has learned over the years that love and family are nothing to be depended on. After standing strong next to his mom through her cancer, she ran off, leaving Zeke, his dad and little sister to struggle with the leftover medical bills, and a bad taste in Zeke’s mouth about counting on anybody. His relationship with his father is strained, and the only person he cares for is his little sister, Cindy. With looks, attitude, and words, Zeke keeps everyone at arm’s length.
Evangeline Parker has it all: money, beauty, brains, and the perfect boyfriend, Tony. What everyone doesn’t see is that she’s trapped, and has been for two years. She lives every day in fear, hiding the fact that Tony isn’t the perfect man everyone thinks that he is. She walks a tightrope, trying to reconcile the Tony of the past with the Tony of the present, and to never, ever upset him. Terrified of anyone finding out the truth, she doesn’t get too close to anyone and has been struggling through the past two years alone.
When Zeke stumbles upon Tony and Evie one night and learns of her secret, their worlds begin to collide in a way neither of them expected. Before he can stop himself, Zeke finds himself stepping uninvited into Evie’s life, and urges her to tell someone. Evie refuses, terrified of the repercussions from Tony. Not even sure why he cares, Zeke can only watch from a distance, until disaster strikes and Evie’s secret comes to light, and they are both forced to take action.
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What a book. Amazing. Kassandra kewps erything interesing!! I am looking forward to the next book.
I don't even know what to say....But thank you for letting me read and review this amazing piece of work!!! This book was something else. It is hard (at least for me) to read these kinds of book, but only because our world we live in is crazy and I like to get away from it all threw reading....BUT I loved this story!!!! I know the cliff-hanger had me screaming for the next page!! LOL I can't wait for part 2. The characters had a very big impact on my heart and mind. I loved them all from poor Evie, to Zeke who doesn't want to be in any part of this mess, to Tony who is a vary bad boy!!! I know your sitting there thinking "How could you like a bad character?" Well all I can tell you is every character in this book fits so perfectly, and written with such heart it makes them amazing! I recommend this this to everyone!!
130 pages, some profanity, date rape, abuse, violence. YA, first person. Part of a series. This book was good but it is a cliff hanger. It ends at the worst possible time. In the author's remarks at the end, he rematks there was too much for just one book. Do not be fooled, it is just a way to force readers to purchase the next book. I should give this remarkable a one star rating, but I liked it, what yhere is of it anyway. So disappointed. For ages 16 and up. All readers. AD
This book was possibly the greatest i have ever read. THE FEELS THE ACTION THE INTERNAL WARS AND THE CLIFF HANGER!!!!!!Oh i just loathe the cliff hanger. Cant wait for part 2!
Like I said amazing!!!
In LOVE with this series! The Things We Can't Change Part One: The Prologue is the first installment in a fabulous series from Kassandra Kush. Kush has tackled the very difficult subject of an abusive relationship in a way that is both confronting and informative. To everyone around her, Evie Parker is 'perfect' - beautiful, popular, wealthy and her boyfriend is the equally beautiful, popular & wealthy Tony Stulls. They are THE couple in high school. As is often the case though, appearances are not everything & there is a bleak, dark side to their relationship. Tony is unbalanced, psychologically controlling & violent. Evie is terrified: terrified of what he will do to her, of what he will do to himself & of people finding out what she is experiencing. The simple answer is that she should leave, or she should tell someone, which seems so obvious. But the flashes of the Tony she fell in love with: sweet & loving, combined with the threats he makes to harm himself make that option an impossible choice for Evie. Zeke Quain is the quintessential bad boy. But really he's not - his attitude & style are carefully designed to help him keep distance between himself & everyone around him so that he doesn't get hurt again. With a background that couldn't be more opposite to Evie's, Zeke has to work at the Country Club that Evie & Tony are members at to help support his family. His younger sister, Cindy, is his kryptonite. He will do anything for her & in fact does everything he can to ensure she can pursue her dream of dancing. Cindy is the one person that Zeke can't say no to. Zeke & Evie go to school together, but they mix in totally different crowds. Both know of each other, but their interactions are generally filled with derision & disdain. That is until Zeke discovers Evie's secret. Despite his vow to not care, he takes it upon himself to talk to her about what is happening with Tony & to encourage her to speak up. The dynamic between Zeke & Evie is just fantastic. There is no 'insta-love', in fact, they often can't speak with each other without one of them walking away furious at the assumptions being made. There is an underlying attraction, not to mention Zeke's obsession with Evie's hair, but it seems to me to be more about them recognising things in each other that they share. For Evie, there's a sense of safety when she is with Zeke. TTWCC Pt 1 is very well written. The characters have depth & I was completely engaged from start to finish. Even the 'support cast' is so perfectly developed that I fell in love with Evie's dad, the self made success story, felt indifference towards her stepmother & felt that I really got to know each of Evie and Zeke's friends enough that they were meaningful characters in this story. The cliff hanger is massive - for a brief moment I wondered whether the version of the e-book I had wasn't complete and I actually said "Noooo" out loud when I realised it was, in fact, the end of Part One. I can't wait for Part Two. Apart from wanting to know what happened next from the final moments in the story, I want to see what happens with Evie and Zeke. It is absolutely not a given that they will be together. There are so many obstacles to this it almost seems impossible: and yet I'd really, really love to see a relationship between the two unfold. Don't let the prospect of a cliff hanger put you off - you will seriously miss out on a wonderful story if you do.
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