Probably 2.5 stars
I have to say I went into this book with very high expectations considering the reviews it was getting. To say I was disappointed wold be an understatement.
First of all, let me start with what I did like. I liked the characters that Redmerski has created here. Both Cam and Andrew were wonderfully written and I really didn’t have any issues at all with them on a character level. I actually sort of liked Cam’s strength and Andrew’s sweetness. And I really liked them together.
Unfortunately that might be where it ends for me. I get that this book is about strength and loss and how we move on with our lives and become who we were meant to be, but I don’t know what about this just rubbed me the wrong way.
Cam decides to up and leave her hometown for Idaho (because she sees someone eating a potato). So she boards a bus hoping to find herself. She’s lost her boyfriend in a car accident, her parents divorced, her next boyfriend cheated on her, and then her best friends boyfriend hits on her and her BFF doesn’t believe her and basically tells her to f*#k off.
What had me puzzled from the get go, was the weird ‘the worst is going to happen’ attitude the characters seemed to have. While at a club with her friend, Cam has a few drinks and goes to talk with a guy she met and her immediate reaction was OMG what if he rapes me. Then, her BFF’s boyfriend comes to her psuedo rescue (that she didn’t need) and beats the crap out of the guy telling her he could have raped her…. then proceeds to attack her while telling her he has been in love with her for years. O_o has she been so unobservant … has he hid it that well?