Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.
I don’t even know where to begin writing this. Kacey lived through something that no one should ever have to go through. And her pain was so tangible, even years later, that it leapt off the pages.
When we meet her, it’s four years after her accident, and she still can’t stand for people to touch her. Especially her hands. She’s completely closed off from the world and she thinks of herself in terms of Before Kacey and After Kacey. Her only purpose in life is to take care of her little sister Livie. After her drunk uncle ends up in Livie’s room one night, the two of them take off for Miami to begin a life that’s just theirs.
And in Miami things finally begin to look up. They meet friends. Friends who are so close that they substitute for family. But Kacey still keeps herself closed off. Trent, one of her neighbors, recognizes how broken she is and wants to help make her whole again. He wants to make her smile. But he pushes her too fast and too hard. He takes her to a PTSD group and she shuts down.
But Kacey recognizes that she and Trent have an undeniable attraction.After this, however, THINGS HAPPEN. Things I can’t tell you about because I try to run a spoiler free blog. But these things break my heart. But they also show how strong the human spirit can be.