has secrets. Although, I was a master at concealing mine. But part of hiding
was deception, and I’d become a veritable Pinocchio.
two different people—Eli and Dr. Paxton. While I knew the latter would turn out
to be an incredible teacher, the idea of Eli being more threw me for a loop. I
couldn’t separate the two, and it seemed vastly inappropriate and strangely
practical side of me needed to win the war inside my mind. I had to please the
teacher, not the man. But once I’d cross that line, there was no turning back.
better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own
veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, the Mister, and Magoo (in no
were possible, but since it’s not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she’s
one happy girl.
I received an ARC for an honest review
4 heartbreakingly good stars for Stephie Walls!
Note: It may be a touchy subject for some.
This book was dark and full of emotion. It really pulls on the heart. Eli and Colbie are the forbidden lovers in this emotional journey. As Colbie strives to be perfect, a lot is at stake. Teacher / student relationship plus her need for perfection makes for the perfect storm and such a great story.
The struggle to be perfect is a real one and to be in Colbie’s head during her battles is such an eye opener to such a sensitive subject.
Stephie’s brilliant writing had me feeling all the feels!
From happy, to sad, to angry and anxious. She just has a way with words.