Published on: January 13th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Series: Risk the Fall #4
Genre: YA Romance
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(summary from Goodreads)
They both have secrets…But whose past will catch up to them first?
Shayna Gillan is on a mission: start fresh in a new state without the small town gossip that has haunted her since her bad girl days of high school.
Carter MacPherson has long been the most together member of his crazy family—until now. With a secret threatening to crumble everything he’s worked for, he wishes he could forget the recent past, too.
The last thing Shayna and Carter are looking for is a relationship. It’s best to be alone while they sort out their issues.
Friends. That’s all they can ever be.
But even the best laid plans always have a flaw, and once Shayna and Carter cross the line between friendship and more, there’s no turning back…
The only question left is—whose past will catch up to them first?
I was unaware when I started reading this book that it was part of a series (although a standalone). Had I known, I would have definitely have read the previous book first, and maybe it would have helped me to connected with the characters a bit better.
Shayna is the daughter of a priest, and feeling like she doesn’t fit into her family, decides to rebel. One night after being rejected by Carter (all be it very politely) she turns up at home drunk and ruins her parents church gathering. It is at this point she decides to become a better daughter, but when this doesn’t work she runs away from her parents and life instead.