Family really is a pain…especially when your father is an addict.
For the last two years, high school senior Ruby has been her own rock and solace. She has learned to depend only on herself and hides her family's issues by keeping herself somewhat unnoticeable. Despite her isolation, Ruby has intrigued the affections of someone unexpected. Finding herself loving life once again as his persistence sparks a romance awakening a well-protected heart.
While Ruby’s relationship with her father is constantly teetering, her new-found affection continues to blossom into something more than she ever thought possible. Soon, Ruby comes to realize that opening up your heart means being susceptible to love and disappointment.
YA-M: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.
Absolutely loved this story ....loved the characters, love the story line , loved the writing style. Ruby my favorite character has a tough life, since moving to a new town she finds her self alone, with no friends, no real family except her dad but he checked out of her life along time ago, hes a addict. Ruby's only solace is her job at camp, this year at camp her life changes for the better new friends, a possible boyfriend and some time to be a kid... that's until her world crashes down around her. I felt for Ruby throughout the whole story, I wanted to be her friend or a sister she never had, I applauded her for reaching out to her dad and even though he disappoints her she's always there for him. I thought her relationship with Brent is very sweet and romantic and hoped for the best for them but as the story continues Ruby's life goes bad to worse. I thought the writer did a terrific job reeling me in and keeping my attention with hard life lessons. Can't say enough great things about this story it's not all about romance and crushes its a lot more . 5 stars