February 21st 2017
One golden boy…
Judd Jackson had it all—star football player with a college scholarship, perfect family, tons of friends, and a beautiful girlfriend. He was the most popular guy in town … until a family secret burned it all to the ground. Now, he’s the object of scorn and ridicule, and the only thing he has left is his scholarship and counting down the days until he can leave town.
One goal-oriented girl…
Sunny Blackfox was alone in the world, but she had big plans and big dreams to keep her occupied. She didn’t have time for anyone in her life. That was, until she came to the rescue of the boy she always had a thing for. They have everything going against them, but maybe, if they are lucky, they will make it out of town after graduation together … or maybe never.
This was an unusual heavy YA romance for me.
Maybe Never by Sadie Allen deals with subjects that were not so often on my radar so far. At first I thought it would be one of those “usual” sweet YA romances with a touch of angst.
And it really starts of like exactly one of those, except the Prologue already should have been a warning of what was to come. The author dives pretty fast into the lives of our leading characters and while the surface is quite clear from the beginning.
It’s the good writing style of the author that lets the reader have the details only piece by piece until the picture is completed.
The puzzle will take the reader a lot longer to complete because while I admit the bad “guys” in this story were no mystery to me – but I honestly don’t think they were supposed to be.
It was more what they were willing to do and their reasons for it that left the reader guessing for a long time. I think this was a story about the hard way to grow up.
Some stuff left me shuddering just thinking about it other stuff seemed farfetched but the mix of it was what made the story good and kept my attention.