This Is Now
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A gritty, urban New Adult Cinderella story where the princess can do her own rescuing she just needs someone to believe in her.
Sister to car thieves, ex-girlfriend to a drug dealer, high school dropout, no-hoper and loser Jess is on the sidelines, watching her life become one epic fail. Her dreams of university are fading fast, as the people in her life fight to confine her to their own expectations.
Then she meets Sebastien, a gifted cellist from a very different walk of life. Sebastien is clean and strong and talented. He likes and respects her, but he too has expectations. Sebastien seems to think she can do anything, and Jess, despite her fears and the secrets she hides, is starting to believe him.
But just as Jess dares to hope, the secrets in her past and the lies in her present catch up with her. All seems lost and she has to make a choice. Between past and future. Between home and hope. Between now and never. And this is now.
Praise for THIS IS NOW
'This is Now had so many little things peppered throughout that I could relate to and visualise so well.... Maggie Gilbert's pacing of the story was also spot on for me.' — YA Book Addict
'Maggie Gilbert's writing is gritty and real and captivating and I couldn't have put down this book if I'd tried' — Reading Romance
'Jess is no virginal college student, she's a street-smart young woman trying to escape the benefits trap her family is stuck in.' — Nicole Has Read
'This was absolutely fantastic...it took my breath away!' — Obsessed Reader