Everyone thinks Luna Harvey is a good girl, but she has a dark secret. She’s a kleptomaniac. For years, Luna has managed to keep her secret from everyone, until one day she slips up and almost gets caught. Fortunately, Grey Sawyer steps in and saves her from getting into trouble.
Grey Sawyer is one of the most popular guys in school and hasn’t always been nice to Luna. While she’s grateful he helped her out, Luna worries he’ll tell everyone her secret and her good girl reputation will be ruined.
Grey understands Luna’s situation more than she realizes, though, because he has a secret of his own. One he desperately wants to tell Luna. But with their rocky past, he knows he’ll have to get her to trust him first and show Luna he’s not the guy he used to be.
YA Contemporary Romance
In the first book of a new series, we follow Luna who has a stealing addiction to help cope with her controlling parents. She meets Grey who helps her out of a sticky situation and they reconnect. Grey is changing from what he used to be as he tries to be the person that his dying father had wanted for him.
If you are a fan of Sorensen’s books, you know that she loves to have the parents with issues. This one is no different. Luna’s parents are very controlling and verbally abusive that it makes you wonder what made them that way. We don’t dive too much into the story, but that could come with the rest of the series. Especially with the way that Luna ended things with them.
I really enjoyed Grey’s character in the story as he plays the hero. We don’t get to see too much of the time when he was the jerk, but we do get to see the after. We hear how he wasn’t so nice to Luna at one point but he more than makes up for it later on. The reason why he changes is believable enough for me and I liked how it was for something other than ‘the bad boy changing for the good girl’. That has been done so many times before, it’s a bit redundant.
One of the best part of the book, as it usually is in many books is the side characters, the friends. This is what I think Sorensen does better than a lot of other authors in that she is able to create fuller characters who have more going on in their lives then just them individually. They have more than one friend and they appear more than once or twice. In fact, they are so fully developed that we get to see of the friends’ problems bleed out through the pages. It makes it that more realistic.
The end is a little anti-climatic for the fact that nothing really happens. After you find out the big twist from the story, nothing happens. There was a buildup that something was going to happen with Piper and Luna and it’s disappointing that it doesn’t. There is more books coming out from the series and it’s definitely interesting enough to keep reading, just a little sad that nothing happened right at the end. Sorensen is great a cliffhangers and I had hoped there would be one at the end of this one.
He reaches out and molds his hands around mine, bringing me the smallest amount of comfort. “Can you do me a favor? The next time something happens when you feel that pressure, can you talk to me first before you do anything?”
“You really want me to keep talking to you after what I just told you?”
“You think I’d stop liking you because you steal sometimes?” He shakes his head in disbelief. “Luna, I let my friends torture you for years. If anything, you shouldn’t be sitting here, talking to me.”
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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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