Happy hump day bibliophiles!
Excited to share with you today my review for this fun YA thriller/contemporary Book! Many thanks to Meghan at St Martin’s Press for my invitation to the tour!🖤
What if the life you knew was based on a lie?
Contemporary YA is my book comfort food, add in a dash of mystery and I am a happy girl! C. C. Hunter has written an entertaining fast-paced book that I devoured in two sittings. This book was well told but heavy on the romance, and light on the mystery. This was something that worked perfectly fine for me, but it is best you know this going in.
Chloe has lead a charmed life. Adopted at the age of three by a loving family, she’s always been confident in who she is. it is Chloe’s senior year and her life has been turned upside down. Her mom has cancer, her father has left, and chloe’s mom move them to Joyful, Texas. Now it is Chloe’s senior year she is the new kid and Hass to start over. I would have truly hated having to change schools my senior year, that really would have been the absolute worst! BUT Chloe meets a boy named Cash Who makes the transition a bit more tolerable. However Cash is convinced that Chloe looks just like his foster parents’ daughter who was kidnapped ages ago. The two of them try to figure out if there is something to this as their romance blooms.
Chloe was a very likable girl, and Cash and she together were totally adorable. Cash was a bit closed off and had a troubled past, but at his core he was a good guy. Chloe’s mother had cancer and I completely empathize with her being sick, but she really put some major pressure on Chloe. Poor Chloe was not only struggling with who she was, but she also was responsible for taking care of her sick mother (who might not even be her mother). Life is messy and it is complicated and this book really showed how you deal with the messier side of life.
A fun and engaging story, perfect for readers of all ages. Recommend!
*** Big thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life?
From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C. C. Hunter’s new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.
Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.
When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.
As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?