Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan “Ace” Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she’s his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn’t turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won’t back down easily. He’s ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

GENRE: Mature YA Contemporary Romance.


I tend to get nervous about romances that involve best friends because sometimes it can get to the point where they just bring everyone’s world down. I was pleasantly surprised and I just have to say, BRAVO!
Ace and Heath have been in each other’s lives for a pretty long time. They’re best friends and each other’s support. To me, they’re like yin and yang, one definitely could not live without the other. As best friends, there’s always that invisible line that they don’t want or is afraid to cross. But when they see each other with other people, feelings they were unaware of are brought out. Will they get past their fear and cross that line? Or will they wonder ‘what if’ for the rest of their lives?
It was such a refreshing read, I’ve been out of the reviewing mode for a few months, and this book definitely helped me get back into my ‘normal’ reading mode. Clara does a fantastic job of keeping the story flowing and the reader intrigued the entire way. It was hard for me to the put the book down. Yep you guessed it, another late night of reading.
I know you all try to predict what happens next as you read, but GOOD LUCK with this one. All my predictions were shot, she did the total opposite and that just made me love this even more. The more romances you read, you can be spot on about predictions, but let me see how well you do with this one.
I love their relationship and that no matter how their inner turmoil would sometimes tell them to do one thing, they stuck with their heart and went against it. I love risk takers is all I’m saying. And I am so thankful that they weren’t all about making each other jealous, they’re both in high school, but you don’t get that sense at all. Oh you know, just another reason to love this book 🙂 They fought for each other and never stopped, their love was strong and I feel that so many readers can relate to them. This story was just very realistic to me and nothing seemed forced.
MOST of the supporting characters are just awesome, especially Heath’s family. They speak a lot of truth and had no problem telling Heath the hard truth. Just the way any family should!
It’s a top fave for my 2014 reads and you should get your hands on this too! From the storyline and characters, you’ll just love it all! I love all of your work under this pen name and Priya Kanaparti, forever your loyal fan 🙂
MY RATING (5 Hearts) :

Meet the Author

Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.
She also writes YA paranormal romance under the name Priya Kanaparti. She is published through Reuts
Get in Touch with Author Clara Stone!
Snail Mail:
P.O Box 2652
Eagle, ID 83616


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