Ugly. Freak. Fatty. I had been called those things and more for as long as I could remember. I didn’t mind it, though, because to the outside world, those words described me perfectly. But it was all a charade, a façade to keep people away. Never let anyone get too close. It had worked for twelve years of my life, ever since I caused my father’s death.
And then Carter Anderson pushed his way into my world. Gorgeous, of course, charming, naturally, and cocky, a given—he called himself my friend and broke through every one of my carefully constructed walls.
Cue the “happily ever after,” right? Wrong.
This isn’t some fairy tale where the ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan, and once the beauty beneath is revealed, all is right in the world. This is real life. When things seem too good to be true, it’s because they usually are. And when people say your past will come back to bite you, they mean it. And trust me, it does.
This was a great read! This author knows how to pull the reader right into the story and make them feel all kinds of emotions. Emerson witness something a young girl should never witness, the death of her father. She blamed herself all her life and she pretended to be something she wasn’t all because she believed since her dad died, she was not supposed to be happy and refused to let anyone get close to her. That is until Carter. Carter only talked to her because of a bet but the more they spent time together, the more Carter started seeing the real Emerson. I could relate to how Emerson felt. I believe we all go through something that makes us pretend not to be who we really are and Emerson was determined not to let Carter get close to her. But what we want and what we get isn’t always the same thing.
This took me on a roller coaster of emotions. I was crying through parts of this story and my heart broke for Emerson and the pain she was living with each and every day. We all have secrets but they are only secrets if we don’t tell anyone. Carter and Emerson aren’t your normal love story and I really enjoyed reading this one. I will be a fan from now on.
DC Renee has been writing all her life, from cheesy poems in elementary school
(i’ll share an example just so you know how cheesy: Flowers are my favorite
thing; they usually bloom during spring. Pink, blue, yellow and green, so many
colors that I have seen…etc.) to short stories and monologues, and eventually
fan fictions for Days of Our Lives.It was thanks to that superbly encouraging fan fiction community that DC found
the courage to publish her first book – Let Me Go. It held fast in the top 100
Best Selling Contemporary Romance Fiction Novels on Amazon for over a month,
going as low as the top 20’s. Naturally, she loves to read, but she also likes
watching hockey, dancing for fun, and loves her family.