What do you do when you've always dreamed of a hero; your knight in shining armour, only to find when he arrives he isn't a hero at all? ... He's a killer.
Ronnie Rose is trying to cope with the loss of her father; now it looks like she might lose everything else that's dear to her too. Huge debts threaten to destroy her family, her childhood home and her future. Only one person cuts through her pain. Kalen Smith has just moved to town. He's trouble and everyone knows it. He and his mysterious friends keep to themselves and the town likes it that way. But when Kalen mourns at her dad's funeral, Ronnie wants to know why and her investigation plunges her into a dangerous world of murky government secrets, with deadly consequences. Ronnie knows she should walk away from Kalen before it's too late. Problem is, she's falling for him...
Can we choose who we fall in love with?
I couldn't really say no to a plot like this. Killers and secret governments. I haven't read something like that since Alex Rider. Not that they are the same, but still the prospect of reading something conspirasy-like, and have an opportunity to leave the paranormal world just a little bit, was acceptable.
The story is well written. It's simple and understanding. The author chooses the first person and Ronnie's point of view, which is good, because that makes you understand Ronnie's pain and all her other feelings, but she also uses the third person when she wants to describe something outside Ronnie's life, something that happened in secret, which is also good, because it makes us understand better the situations. It may sound complex, but it actually was really good and harmonised, very thoughtful of the author.
As for the characters I couldn't really related with anyone, because so many things were going through. Obviously, I couldn't understand Ronnie's pain, because I've never lost someone that close to me. As for the rest of the story, I cannot really say much, because I'll ruin it for you, all I can say is that I was really anxious to see what will happen all the time.
The awesome part was that the author provided me with a printed copy of the book. The book is separated in two parts and there are titles in each chapters, related to the story following, mostly telling you more or less what you were going to read. I like it when there are titles, not that I have a specific problem when there are not.
Bottom line, I loved it. I think that it's the author's first novel, and I have to say that she nailed it. It was anxious and fast pacing and I cannot wait to read the next one. I'm very happy that I was able to read it.
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