His controversial mother was taken from him in a freak accident. His father made him an emotional orphan that same day. Devin's goal is to leave small-town Southern Idaho and the legacy of his mother's sensational death behind. The only obstacles in his path are the last two years of high school, and the many enemies he's made with his quick fists and quicker temper.
Melinda Liddy dreams of the day she can escape from the nightmare her life has become.
Her life has become a bitter tug-of-war between the need to escape from her drunken, abusive father, and her inability to leave her mother behind to face the monster's explosive, unpredictable violence alone. As Melinda struggles to hold on long enough for an academic path, instead of becoming a runaway like her older sister Theresa, she finds a kindred spirit in Devin.
Together, they attempt to navigate the minefield of broken families, high school society, and the chaotic, sometimes confusing emotions that come with falling in love for the first time.
84,600 word novel
Mature themes / language
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)|
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I write adult stories for adult readers.
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Writes: Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror / Adult Fiction / Drama / Humor / Whatever I Feel Like
Reads: pretty much anything (including lots of self-published stories)
Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Band(s): DevilDriver / Killswitch Engage (they are TOO metal for my wife *sigh*).
Favorite Sci-Fi Book: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Hyperion / Endymion by Dan Simmons
Favorite Fantasy Book: Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
Favorite Fantasy Series: The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Favorite Author: Stephen King (no contest)
Most Influential Book: tie between Elements of Style (Strunk & White) and On Writing (Stephen King)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This author caused every emotion I possessed to surface, really heart wrenching! The vulgar language was a turnoff for me, but could not put the book down - so wanted a happy ending for Devin and Melinda.
Dark but realistic, well wriiten, definitely worth the read