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So good!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0


The Story:
Michael is running from the mistakes of his past, both his mistakes and the mistakes of others. Annie is living in a nightmare.
When Michael shows up at her diner, shot and trying to hide it, Annie knows she has to help him. What she doesn’t yet know is how he’ll help her in return with an abusive step-father and a plan to escape. But when his past catches up to him, it could destroy them both.

What I loved:
Pretty much everything. Told in first person, alternating POV, the story flows easily between scenes, making for a one-sitting reading it’s hard to regret. Annie is trying to be strong for her brother in a town that scorns her. She’s such a great character and demands respect at every turn. Michael... or Michael, the broken boy. He’s so endearing it’s hard to imagine how he got so mixed up with bad men. There’s insta-love here, but it’s insta-love between the reader and the character, not between characters.
Jordan Ford could write just about anything well and this story is no different.
And that ending... I mean, I knew where they’d end up, but it was exciting all the same.

What left me wanting more: The ending. Really, just the fact it ended at all.

Final verdict:
An engaging story full of characters to root for that won’t let you stop reading until the very last page.
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