My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have no option but to give this my top marks! The reason? Because not only was this well written and well thought out, it brought out emotions in my and I don't have PMT!!! I blubbered in several places in this book.
I have to read more of Amber Lin's books if this one is anything to go by.
Can you imagine being left with an uncle who doesn't show any emotions, not cuddles, nothing, not even a kiss goodnight, and your mother taking off to the other side of the world? How must that affect someone, in all avenues of life.
When she meets a lovely young man and he held her hand for the first time, wow, imagine how nice, but anxious she must have felt. How odd in the world she must have felt avoiding contact in all avenues of her grown life.
The thing is, Dane didn't come without problems of his own or emotional baggage and together they had a bit of a struggle on their hands.
I don't really want to say much more than that, the story is indepth and brings in other characters, parents, homeless friends, hurt, pain and joy.
You need to read this!
Amy has a secret: no one’s ever held her hand. She doesn’t even know how to hug. Everyone thinks she’s smart, but straight A's are way easier than making friends. Then she meets Dane, a golden-haired surfer whose easy charm and hot touch teach her what she longs to know.
Dane lives for the salty breeze and a sweet wave, because that’s all he has. He’s been on the streets since he was fourteen. A drifter. Homeless. Then he meets Amy. Smart and accomplished, she’s everything he’s not. He wants to be the sort of man who deserves her.
Except that means facing down his past—and that past might very well swallow them both