Different Roads

 
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Different Roads
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Blue Attitude Books
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Age Group
16+
Published Date
October 25, 2015
ISBN Number
978-1517570088
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When Jaycee Stephens is six years old, her mother dies and leaves her with an abusive drunk of a father who only remembers she’s there when she gets in trouble. She grows up to be a hellion who doesn’t take shit off anyone, but inside she's a love-starved little girl terrified of the dark. Her intrepid spirit carries her to college on an athletic scholarship, but she's tripped up there by a poor little rich boy named Bud Stanton who hides in a bottle just like Jaycee's old man. Bud is everything she despises, and she wants him more than she's ever wanted anything. When she finally stops fighting her attraction to him, they fall hard for each other, and God help anyone who gets caught in the crossfire. Jaycee and Bud are an emotional paradox: drawn to each other because they're so much alike, and constantly at war for the same reason. Their rollercoaster life is gritty, touching and funny, and just when they think they've made it safely to the end of their wild ride, Jaycee's childhood comes back to derail her. She has to go home and face her biggest fear: What happened to her in the dark?

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Toughest Chick in a Book!
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Different Roads punches you in the gut harder than Jaycee!
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Different Roads is the gripping story of Jaycee Stevens, a foul-mouthed hellion who lost her mother at a young age, and lives with her drunken, abusive father. Nothing can shatter her tough exterior except for maybe Bud Stanton, a poor little rich boy who mirrors Jaycee's soul. Their similarities cause them to love hard and fight even harder. Finding a happy medium in their relationship seems impossible, but before the story's end, two broken people learn that love can truly fix even the most damaged souls.

Joyce Scarbrough is a brilliant story-teller. She breathes life into her characters and they follow you right off the page and into your heart. Different Roads is a jewel of a book. I strongly recommend it.
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Different Roads should be a movie
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This book hooked me from the very start. Jaycee is an outspoken, tough girl. At first I got mad at her and wondered why she treated guys so bad. But after a while, you fall in love with her. That’s the thing about Joyce Sterling Scarbrough’s writing skills. She knows how to hook you on her characters as well as the story. I can’t recommend this book enough and will tell you to get ready to take a ride and fall in love. There is no way you are going to want to put this book down. I loved every minute of this story, from the first line to the last.
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This book would make such a great movie. Jaycee is one of my all time favorite characters.
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