Romance Books

The Coincedence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

Book description from goodreads.com

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

My rating:
5 basketballs!!!

My review:
Have you ever read a book description and said “this book isn’t for me.”  That’s what happened to me with The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden.  I debated about reading this one, and let me tell you, I am SO glad I decided to read this book.

I will warn you, this book deals with abuse, so if you have a hard time with that, don’t say I didn’t warn you.  There is no rape (I don’t read those types of books) but there is abusive in a few forms in this book.

Callie and Kayden are college freshman who have both suffered abuse in their short lives.  Callie is reserved and Kayden is just surviving.  The relationship that begins is beautiful.

This book and its characters are so well written.  Callie and Kayden are both such amazing characters, and the adversity they have to overcome to be together is remarkable.

This book has a MAJOR cliffhanger, which left me angry and anxious for the next book at the same time.  This is an incredible book and I would highly recommend.

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