I won a mobi.file of this book from the author through a giveaway she had on LibraryThing.com and the following is my honest opinion.
Imagine if you’re Paige Kessel, a young nine-year girl who has two younger sisters, when all of a sudden your father ups and dies from MS.
Your whole life is torn upside down; you’re forced to leave all of the friends you’ve known years and everyone has to move with your mother to live with your grandmother to a small, out of the way town known as Basin Lake.
The hardest thing that you have facing you is starting to make friends at your new school. Remembering how it had been the first time you fret it will happen again. But luckily you meet two cute looking boys your age,
Evan Mattson and Garrett Hevener. They what it’s like being at a new school and vow you’ll feel like you’re back home again becoming and staying friends with them.
Jumping ahead until Paige’s senior year in high school, we find the three are still the best of friends, perhaps even more so, with their final school year coming to an end. The thing is that when she first arrived at school and had entered Evan’s life, he took an immediate liking to her which has continuing increased until now. While his young love to Paige has for all practical purposes been there; Garrett, now the high-school football star player, has mature and is now interested in her as well. This forces Evan to make a vital decision in his life, does he tell Paige about the secrets he’s hidden from her regarding his life in order to keep her in his; because if he does it might take the delicate relationship they now share and rip it asunder or possibly save if for a HEA.
It is now Paige who’s force to make the most decision so far in her young life. Does she go with the guy she loves a friend or the one she can’t live without? This is a tough decision even for a grown woman to make, let alone a young girl like Paige.
While the story is told from the POV of Paige and Evan, I would have love to have at least an occasional one from Garret, I still loved how deeply this coming of age has gone, even going as far as including a handful of bring sex scenes without the inclusion of any smut. It is for this reason, I’m happy to give Ms. Vercier 5 STARS for her endeavor here.