Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Published December 13th 2012

About the book
There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.
My Thoughts
In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.

That was the night Callie saved Kayden’s life in more ways than one….

Wow!!l ~rubs face and expels a deep sigh~ This is probably one of my top five favorites for 2012. I’ve read a LOT of great books this year, but leave it to Sorensen to help me finish off this reading year with an emotional punch!!

This unlikely pair might come from the same town, where Callie plays the role of an outcast striving to disappear after a horrific incident; and Kayden is the superstar quarterback that hides a secret so prevalent, yet no one seems to notice. They’ve had plenty of opportunities to cross paths, as Callie is the football coach’s daughter, but it’s not until she stumbles upon Kayden during a sad, yet all to real moment that brand these two as possible soul mates…. Yes… yes… I believe in soul mates, destiny and everything that fits perfectly in a love story. ☺ So call this my brand of entertainment.

Then, when Callie goes off to college, she finally breaks out of her shell and this new person she’s become draws the attention of Kayden, who never forgot the part she played in saving him from an emotionally gripping moment. They slowly become friends, but not without the struggle of learning to trust one another. When they soon learn about each other’s past, it only serves to fuel the fire of possibilities between these two.

There was so much emotional charge infused in this novel that I could not get my mind off of these two characters the entire time I was reading their story. I loved everything about this book … from the alternating POV’s, to the perfectly flawed characters, and the gradual build up between Callie and Kayden. There were tons of obstacles these two had to face before they could even begin to let their guard down and begin a relationship.

From the moment I opened this book to get a glimpse of the length, simply to see when I should fit it in my ever mounting TBR, I read one page and that’s all it took to have me hooked. This book captivated my attention and captured my heart with its entire cast of players and their emotional journey. Despite a painful cliffhanger, which the author eased a bit by posting a book two teaser on her website, I am soooo glad I came across this story. I can’t wait for the second installment where I hope to see Callie and Kayden find their well deserved happily ever after. Loved it to pieces!!
5 Suns


  1. Oh, Arlene! I must read this. Sorensen wrote The Secret of Ella and Misha which I totally loved, so I'm going to have to get to this soon. :)

  2. 5 Suns...Yes I agree with that! This is one of my favorites and I can't wait for The Redemption of Callie and Kayden to come out. I am hoping that since Jessica Sorensen got picked up by a big publishing company it will still be released this year.