Gabby's life has been anything but easy. She is surrounded by friends who seem to have everything she doesn't: money, social standing, and happily married parents. While dealing with the loss of her mother, she experiences her first heartbreak. She commits herself to her studies and runs away from any emotions that aren't safe. Bradley Banks, a confident CEO and commercial architect, who has long time commitment issues forces Gabby to feel again, but will he be her next heartbreak?
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I think somewhere in our lives we've "been there done that" in one way or another. The betrayal of a best friend, our first broken heart.
Gabby and her sister Sam are by all means "orphans." Her mother having left their father when Gabby was 5, and then dying f breast cancer when she was a freshman in high school. Everything fell apart for her.
Gabby has had a crush on Ian for 4 yrs, now suddenly the summer before their Junior year in high school things take a dramatic change.
Gabby gets her dream or fantasy come true. She and Ian start to become close friends, getting to know eachother (in more ways than one) and then the ultimate. Ian wants them to be boyfriend and girlfriend. Gabby is on top of the world, her Junior year is amazing, nothing better. During the summer of her Junior year she and Ian attend a party together. Unbeknownst to Gabby her best friend Lindsey is there, but Linds has been distant all summer since her break up with Ian's best friend John. She suddenly stops talking to Gabby. Then it's the night of that party, Ian disappears, Gabby goes to find him and well....
Her world is shattered. She jumps into her Senior year like no other, staying away from everyone. She and Sam attend their cousin's wedding where Gabby first lays eyes on Bradley. Bad, rich boy extraordinary. She knows he's bad news, one thing leads to another, she does what no other female has done. She rejects him.
Months later he finds her, learns just how broken she is, but knows he can't live without her.
Will Gabby feel the same?
You can feel Gabby's pain, you cry her tears with her and yes at times you want to bitch slap her. A marvelous read and the first book the a series of 4.
Book rating: 5 stars
** I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.**