About the book:
- by Shanda Fisch
- Age Group: New Adult
- Category: Contemporary / Romance
- Pages: 240
- Expected Publication: August 31st 2013
- Publisher: Self
- Rating: 3.5/5
- Received From: Shanda Fisch for an honest review
AMITY is a prickly high school outcast who dreams of a better life in college. A tragic accident puts her future on hold. When she attends an elite university three years later, she falls for Laird, the enigmatic son of a notorious billionaire. Soon she learns that Laird, who grew up just a few miles away from her home town, has a secret that could hold the key to her past and future. And she has a secret of her own.
LAIRD is devastated when he loses his mother at age eighteen. Shortly afterwards, he fights with his girlfriend on the way to a party, and they drive straight into a nightmare. They walk away from the accident, but the other driver isn’t so lucky. Three years later, Laird is still haunted by that day. When he connects with Amity, hoping to make some kind of amends, he feels something unexpected. And terrifying.
Will Amity and Laird build a relationship that transcends the past? Or will secrets, lies, and guilt tear them apart?
** A solid R. Recommended for audiences 17+ for mature themes, profanity, and sexual content **
This is one enigma! What a tragic story / romance! There’s so much to each of these characters that I couldn’t imagine how they could wipe the slates clean and, as the title says, make amends and fall in love.
Even though both Laird and Amity have been through hell in a life time, the plot was really well written. The tragedies that hit both of them hard are what people go through, and live with, on a daily basis. I found this very appealing but also so hard to read! It was one tragic event after another, sometimes I just wanted life to throw them a bone already! But, that being said, I could not put this down. Tragedy or not, there was something compelling about these characters and I just had to find out about what was going to happen.
I would definitely recommend this book, if say you’re having a good day. If you’re fighting your own life’s tragedies this may hit to closely to home. But it is so worth reading. I really enjoyed Shanda’s writing and can’t wait to get into more of her work.
About Shanda Fisch:
I’m an aspiring author who hopes to specialize in the emerging New Adult genre. Why New Adult? I suppose it’s because writing about characters in their late teens and early twenties lets me relive the exhilaration of those years without all the angst, insecurity…and acne!
When I’m not gazing into the soft light of the computer screen, I enjoy playing with my one-year-old daughter, running with my three crazy dogs, and trying new recipes.
My first novel, Amends: A Love Story, is scheduled to launch on August 31, 2013. Crossing my fingers that everything goes as planned! I’m also working a sequel to Amends tentatively titled Regrets.