4 of 5 stars
One mistake sends Ashlyn Ramos plummeting from popular naiveté and into the outskirts of the social order. She’s had a great life so far. So many things were going right! Now, she has a wrecked car, a parentally confiscated cell phone, and ex-friends making life miserable. Not the way she wanted to start the best year of her life. And walking to school was totally going to suck. Until she saw him on the sidewalk ahead of her.
Kiel Fuller has a past he’d prefer to keep to himself. He’s had several rough years. His own fault, admittedly, for screwing up. Now, he’s settled in a small town and ready to make the most of senior year. However, his dad is borrowing his Jeep. Walking to school won’t suck too much, though. He could blast his iPod and think. What he didn’t count on was Ashlyn walking up beside him.
It is not love at first walk. Kiel’s heard the rumors about her. And Ashlyn can’t make herself heard over his blaring iPod. They’re both facing demons, but they learn it’s better to face them together.
Would like to thank Melissa Veracruz for gifting me this book for a honest review.
We get this cute high school love story and we see the extremes bullies will go to hurt someone. We are introduced to Ash, a senior, cheerleader and popular girl in school and after one huge mistake she is cast out by her best friend Reyna and the rest of the popular crew. Ash lost her car and has to start walking to school and has to start making friends again.
On her walk to school she sees another classmate walking and starts to walk with him, this where Kiel comes in, he is a changed guy, he is on the football team and has heard the rumors about Ash and he doesn't want trouble and he sees Ash as trouble. He tries to resist Ash, but he is a good guy and likes her. Kiel hates how Ash is being bullied and defends her. When they finally start to spend more time together, Kiel gets to really know Ash and sees that she is just another victim to Reyna. Ash and Kiel's relationship really starts to get very heated and starts to get very serious.
I really loved this books, I also liked that we get both Kiel and Ash's POV. I loved that we get some Spanish lingo here, both Kiel and Ash's parents being part Hispanic and how Ash struggled so much in Spanish class. We really see Ash finally get her wake up call about life and how naive she was about her friends.
"My eyes were open now. I'd breezed through life following blindly in Reyna's wake, never seeing what she plowed through to get where she was going what she wanted. It may sound like I was the most naive person to have graced this earth. But I'm not the first or the last that has followed the person they thought was their friend, thought they could trust. And I won't be the last."
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