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After a tragedy nearly ripped 21 year old Madeline Darlington-Gray’s life in half, she's spent the past three years trying to put the pieces back together. But pieces never just fit back together, and when she's betrayed by those she trusts, everything crumbles. Shoving everything she owns into the trunk of her car, Maddie drives south, trying to run from her past.
Eno, North Carolina seems like the perfect place to hide. Working at a local café is light years from Maddie's Manhattan existence and for the first time in a while, she's finding her family. There's Grandma, the café owner; Samantha, the hairstylist next door with plans to make Maddie's life unsuck and Noie, the three year old girl who's stolen Maddie's heart.
And then there’s Gabriel Mendez, Noie’s single dad. He’s intrigued Maddie since the first time she met him, and while he has his own secrets, he wants more from her than just friendship. But the past never stays past, and all too soon, Maddie realizes she can't hide from hers. If she can't put the pieces of her shattered life together this time, she'll have no hope for a future.
A future she desperately wants.
New Adult book that is different from this rest
Tissue alert! I cried throughout most of this book because it is jam-packed with emotion, and I mean raw, gritty emotion - just the way I like it in a book! After a tragedy uproots her entire existence, Madeline is on the run with no destination in mind. She winds up in North Carolina and immediately smitten. However, her feelings aren't for some gorgeous bad boy with a troubled past as you see in most NA novels. Her love is for this wonderfully-crafted three year old girl named Noie, who I promise you, stole every scene she was in within this book. The thing I loved most about this novel was that it wasn't focused on romance. There are so many things that happen during the "new adult" years in a person's life, and KK Hendin explored something outside of the realm of romance and sex. I applaud her a thousand times for this! This is a beautiful book about one girl's struggle to recover from the worst thing that could've happened to her and her journey to healing and learning to live again. If you're looking for a New Adult book that is different from this rest, this is one to buy and KK Hendin is definitely an author to watch!