Michelle K. Pickett
“Breathe. No one will break me. I’m strong. Breathe. Just breathe.”
On the outside, Willow appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart, from an influential family, and she dates the most popular guy in school—Jaden. But she would walk away from it all in a second. Willow is tormented by lies and suffocating guilt, not the hearts and flowers people believe her life is full of.
She carries a dark secret. Plagued by nightmares and pain, the secret dominates her life. If she hadn’t walked away. If she had just…but she didn’t. And now she has to live with her choice. But when someone uncovers her family’s past, they use it against her, crushing her spirit little by little. She tells herself she just has to make it to graduation. Then she can leave Middleton, and her secret, far behind.
When Brody transfers to Cassidy High, he turns Willow’s life upside down. He shows her what it feels like to live again, really live. And suddenly, she isn’t satisfied with just surviving until graduation. She wants a normal life—with Brody—and he wants her. But the closer they become, the more it threatens to unravel the secret she’s worked so hard to hide.
Willow finds true love with Brody. Will she let his love save her, or walk away from him to keep her secret safe?
Breathe. No one will break me. I’m strong. Breathe. Just breathe.”
As most people know that follow and read my reviews know that Paranormal is my genre, but I always like to go outside my comfort zone and give other books a try.
WOW, I am trying to write a review with my head spinning, my heart break and mending at the same time, my eyes leaking, and my nose running. There is not enough tissues in the world while reading this story. Reading this story brought back a lot of bad memories of my teenage years. All the abuse, be it physical, mental, social, or spiritual, my life was awful and I had no way out of it. I am giving this book the stars it deserves because the author didn’t know how close my life was to this character nor would I tell anyone, but this is one story that hit so close to home, I almost started reliving my own past while reading it. The feelings were so raw and the emotional roller-coaster kept me putting the book down, because it brought something up in my past, but then I had to know if this character was as strong as I was and fought her way through it. And sure enough, she did and that kept me reading. Though, my situation was different, I really could relate to this character and I hope this story helps out others just as it did me. I highly recommend this story to anyone who is in any way in an abusive relationship, because this book will actually give you hope and remind us all that no matter the situation we are all strong enough to pull through and see the light at the end of the tunnel.