He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.
His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be…stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.
Noah saved her.
Georgina never wanted to be saved.
Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks in part to the unwavering love and support of his best friend, Ellie Turner, Noah survived those years, escaped his uncle, and grew into the man he is today. Now he runs his own business and lives a pretty normal, no-nonsense life—one where he maintains a high level of control.
Georgina is Ellie’s younger sister. Four months ago, Noah saved Georgie’s life, but he thought that was where his involvement with his friend’s sister would end. Now Georgie has returned home from the recovery facility her parents sent her away to and Noah, still haunted by the night that connects them, can’t stop himself from continuously trying to protect this girl he barely knows. But is he willing to give up all of the control he’s worked so hard to build in his life and risk everything for her? Even more importantly, would she do the same for him?
THROWBAK REVIEW – July 2014
4.5 star rating but rounded up
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.
WOW!! I picked this book for a blog tour based on that awesome blurb and boy was I happy I did. I fell in love with social outcast Noah. He just lept in from the first chapter…errr first PAGES and stole my heart and TBH the book. He was not your typical “hero” with the fact of the age difference to Georgie and just his quiet and kinda grumpy being but WOW!! Then when we hear what he tells Ellie at the bar about her sister, his Wild Card……OMG the thud of my heart and the swooning couldnt be contained.
This book I picked because I thought it would be this intense and deep book (and I kinda like deep and intense) but I was actually shocked at how easy and light it was based on the subject matter…suicide. Am I taking away from the novel, ABSOLUTELY NOT!! I was just shocked at what I thought would be but wasnt….make sense???? I mean I was expecting mega tears but got mega heart thumping instead…….
Georgie tries to kill herself but drunk Noah, her sisters BFF, walks in and saves her. The two then form an instant bond and four months later when she returns home from her “rehab” of sorts , they have this strange chemsitry…but wonderful chemsitry. Noah never notices Georgie before and WOW does he notice her now. Georgie always thought Noah was a hot and brooding but scary as heck guy. I loved the way the story of them and how they danced around what they were feeling with each other through the novel. My abso favorite parts were the bar scene and when Noah talks to her parents about his “intensions”…..But the scene that made me fall totally, 110% fast and hard was noah’s reason for sleeping on certain sides of the bed…OMG I just cant even begin to tell you how much I loved that man after that scene. It is a crazy kinda love.
I cannot wait for more from this series. I need to know about Ben and his mystery woman, Ellie and why she was smoking and of course I need more of Noah and his Wild Card.
Sarah Darlington grew up in a military family traveling the United States –although, she’s called Virginia home for most of her adult life.
She’s the proud mom of two very special kids. She believes in true love, soul mates, unicorns, rainbows, and that Hogwarts really does exist. Before having kids she worked as a flight attendant. And when she’s not writing, she’s busy plotting her next grand adventure.