The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorenson
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.
I had the intentions of holding off on reading this book until the sequel was released, because I was worried I would love it and be upset that it ends on a cliffhanger.
Well, I DID absolutely love it, and although it does end on a cliffhanger - the author graciously posted a snippet of the beginning of the next book on her blog that gave me enough closure to keep me happy. Until the next book is released - which I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!
I devoured this book in one day because it was absolutely beautiful. It was my first book of 2013 and it was a hell of a way to start off the year.
Kayden - the all-star quarterback with the bimbo girlfriend may have his popularity, but beneath all of that he's hiding serious emotional issues and suffering.
Callie went through a very traumatic experience at the age of 12. Because of it, she keeps to herself by making sure she never stands out and goes unnoticed most of her life - while everyone thinks she's a freak. She can't wait to leave for college to start her life over.
Coincidentally she is forced to look for her brother at a graduation party where she ends up stepping in and saving Kayden who's in a horrible situation. When anyone else would have turned the other way - Callie saved him.
Kayden can't forget what she did for him, and when this unlikely pair end up at the same college, he's determined to let her know how much that moment meant to him. They build a friendship that becomes so much more once they realize their deep connection with one another. But not without dealing with trust issues as well as other seriously heavy issues.
This book is raw and emotional - but absolutely one of the best books I've ever read. PLEASE don't let the cliffhanger deter you from reading it. You can go to the authors blog to get enough closure to make it totally worthwhile!