Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey.
Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the ‘eighteen disease’ with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they’re forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably.
So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.
But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can’t ever be acted upon because they’re both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B.
And, oh, how lovely Plan B’s can be.
Well, except for the psycho from Harper’s past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there’s the little issue that neither of them knows they’re in love with the other.
Needless to say, Callum & Harper’s life just got a bit more complicated.
“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” – Callum Tate
This book brings a whole new meaning to “friends to lovers”. For sure. But the burn was well worth the wait you as a reader had to endure. Bottom line is: I enjoyed this book immensely. The writing, the plot, the characters, the struggles. I ate it up.
It could have been a five star read for me had the communication between these two knuckleheads been about 50 times better. It was frustrating. But not even the good kind of frustrating. The first couple of times it was cute. After that, not so much
The characters in this book, I can’t. They’re so superb. Each and every one of them. Not to mention, they’re intense. I felt everything for them. They’re personalities were so lifelike that I couldn’t NOT fall in love with the all of them. But, especially Callum and Harper.
And the Cover? YES. It’s amazing.
I need a Callum and Harper in my life. I would even be happy with a tie dyed Tom. Hell, even a Cherry and Charlie. Any of them. They’re all splendid in my book.
Basically: with these twist and turns and the tension filled romance I just couldn’t stop. I just couldn’t get enough. Callum and Harper are two of the most deserving characters I think I have ever read about and they will remain that way until other wise proven.