Tuesday, July 3, 2018

One Small Thing - Book Review

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Book Breakdown 

I will say that I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this but I also bought a copy for myself.

First off, I just want to say that I have never ever read an Erin Watt novel that didn't make me feel emotion strongly. This one was no different, I laud, teared up and felt so much anger for the all the stupid people in this book. I wanted to pluck Chase and Beth from these pages and just keep them safely tucked away from everyone else.

This book flies so fast that I was at 80% without even noticing and then it was over and I was left wanting more. This is a standalone as far as I know and the story does wrap up well but I still wish more had happened with her parents but hey, just like real life, nothing changes as fast as we want it to. That's something else I love about these two authors, their novels feel, like real teenagers. 

There is a wee bit of drug talk in the very beginning but it's not being used by the main characters. That being said, this book is all about forgiveness and moving on after something horribly tragic has happened. The writing is great as always, the romance is cute and the character development with the two leads is great. 

All in all, I fully recommend this book just be prepared for those feelings of anger and wanting to reach into the book and smack Scarlett and Jeff to happen. Because that will happen, a lot.