Belle was an autistic, a disorder that caused impaired communication and often excessive rigidity. she often got bullied for being different. they called her names, pushed her around, doing everything to make them felt superior over her. Kayden had been living across from Bell since childhood, where they used to play together until one day he just stopped coming. when his mother left them, Kayden was left with an angry brother who blamed him for everything. like most of the tough kid in school, Kayden was also a bully, until he decided to defend Belle one day, when she was bullied. soon, the duo realized that they are falling for each other. yet with so many obstacles in their way, they weren't sure they could make it work.
i received a free e-book from the author in exchanged for a review. the book was a surprisingly fast read. i was pleased to learn about autism, something that i wasn't exposed to in real life before. Belle was a character so easily to fall in love with and more than often, I found myself tearing up for her struggles. Kayden on the other hand, also had struggles that he was facing, especially the part of keeping his violent brother a secret from everyone from school. they had seemed like such an awkward pair, but their romance was so unexpectedly sweet, revealing a side of them hidden from most of the world. it was truly an emotional read, one i didn't expect from any romance. yet with such a different storyline, it was so impressive that the book succeeded in delivering both the pain as well as the love so amazingly well, i felt like i was in their shoes. the book was definitely a satisfying emotional ride that i was glad to have gotten on board.
author: Melyssa Winchester