Getting out of town for Katie Stone, seemed like the right idea at the time. Running away from the demons of her small hometown. However, when returning home four years later, she never realized how hard it is to bury those demons and put them to rest would be.
A bad girl during her teenage years, the new Christian, Katie, comes home to help her parents and struggles to let go of her past. Judgemental looks fill the eyes of the congregation at church, the grocery store, everywhere. Everywhere but next door.
When returned, Katie realizes her parents now have a new neighbor, Asher Powell. They grew up in the same town, but their lives were complete opposite. Asher was the good, Katie was the bad. Katie’s parents were never really involved in her life, Asher’s dad is the town Pastor.
Even though they have vast differences, Asher and Katie strike up a friendship that help the two of them through rough times in their lives. Asher is totally swoon worthy. He is a hot nerd, what is better than that?
This book was amazing. I devoured it like chocolate cake. It didn’t want to put it down and I didn’t want it to end. That is how you know you have a good read on your hands.
The story is about overcoming your past, living with your mistakes and trying to move on and grow from them. That is a lot of what becoming a Christian is. Katie learns to not let judgement people stop you from living your life. She and Asher both learn to stop living in the past, which is something that is so hard to for some of us.
This read was relatively “clean”. There are a few bad words here and there and talk of drug use and abuse. There is no sexual content at all just a slight mention, which is great. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading smut/steamy reads too.
You all have to check it out!