This book had promise. It started out pretty good, and I thought I would really enjoy this book. But after Dawn is attacked and rescued, it went downhill for me.
Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn’s sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can’t turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever.
Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a mysterious and beautiful boy named Angelo, only she can’t remember what happens that night. To make things more complicated, Dawn is in a relationship with Angelo’s complete opposite, Nate. Dawn doesn’t want to hurt Nate, yet she can’t shake her feelings for Angelo, even when she can’t help but feel he’s hiding something from her, and it could be something dark. Why is Angelo acting so weird around Bonita? Are they together? Are they really only friends?
Angelo may be trouble, but Dawn can’t ignore her feelings for him. Dawn is at a crossroads. Should she choose love? Or friendship? Once Dawn finally finds the courage to choose, she thinks the drama is over. But Dawn wasn’t expecting her choices to have such dire consequences.
Do you believe in love at first sight? But can one trust someone blindly? Can love overcome all the obstacles?
Is friendship just the beginning of love?
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Just to get it out of the way, my main problem with this was the love story. At the beginning of the story, she is dating her best friend, Nate. They’ve been dating for six weeks, and while he has feelings for her, she does not return them. She is comfortable with him, and loves him as her best friend, but not as a boyfriend. Okay and good; I had no problem with that. The problem came in after she witnesses a girl being attacked and intervenes and gets attacked herself. After being rescued and she goes back to school, she meets Angelo Santangeli (guess what he is), and BOOM! instalove. After three days of knowing each other, they’re declaring their undying love to each other, all while saying that “I don’t know that much about you.” That is the point that I lost interest.
Komali di Silva does a good job of weaving a story together, which is why I wish I had a better review for this book because I did like it at the beginning, but over a hundred pages of the book were Angelo and Dawn telling each other that they love each other when they barely know one another. I suppose I just don’t believe in love at first sight. I don’t know.
My Rating: 3/5 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Komali da Silva was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
She started writing as a teenager but never took it seriously because her love for basketball and track and field sports was much stronger.
At the age of seventeen she moved to Switzerland. Komali has a degree in Insurance but is dreaming of one day owning her own book cafe.
She adores reading and some of her favorite authors include Lauren Kate, Cassandra Clare, Becca Fitzpatrick, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Cecelia Ahern, J.K. Rowling and Richelle Mead.
She started immortalizing her own words on paper in June 2012.
Komali, her husband and their daughter Amalia now live in Switzerland, where they eat a lot of chocolate and freeze during the winter.
Komali could live on love and happiness if life lets her do so. She laughs a lot and has different smiles for all her moods.