Perceptions and first impressions play a key role in this story but once the characters begin to reveal themselves it becomes obvious how misconstrued those impressions are.
My first impressions:
Natsya - Angrypants
Josh - Untouchable
Drew - Captain Inappropriate
Natsya - Strong
Josh - Unconditional love
Drew - Loyal (He could totally be my BFF!)
Drew's Mom - What to strive for.
What Left Me Wanting: The cover snob in me says this one does not do this book justice even though it does show elements that tie into the story. Pacing was a little slow in the beginning for me and it seemed to take forever before there was any kissing.
Final Verdict: Gritty, heart-wrenching, beautiful story of love, forgiveness and second chances. Read it.
"He hasn't given me a place to sit. He's given me a place to belong." ~ Nastya
"I imagine she came out of the birth canal holding a cupcake and a spatula." ~ Josh