Callie is a sixteen year old girl, rebelling against curfew. She follows her friend to a party to have fun instead she ends up drugged and almost rape.
Asa saves her and becomes her protector. Sadly her safe life is over. The only constants in her life besides Asa will be her grandmother, brother and later on her best friend.
I was so disappointed with this story. I loved Craving Constellations which I read in one sitting and recommended to everyone. This one fell short.
Most of my disappointment is due to the story written largely in the past. The present is told in the last few chapters and their HEA was not what I expected.
Callie was so immature. I could have understood this behavior at the beginning because she was only 16 but she didn't have this excuse later on and Asa was only 20 and he always acted more mature than his age. I had no idea why he would want a girl like Callie.
I got tired of her whining, indecision and her inability to move where Asa was.
Too sad.. Great potential for an awesome story since Asa was great.
“I take care of what’s mine. Doesn’t matter where she lives,”
We’re making a fuckin’ home. With a comfortable couch, that we will not be buying here because these couches are too fuckin’ small, and a big-ass TV that I can watch Westerns on. And we’re gonna buy anything you need to cook and organize shit the way you like it. Because, baby? I’m gonna be gone a lot, and I want to know that when I’m gone, you’re going home to a fuckin’ comfortable house where you can relax and feel safe.”
You gave up your rights. She wants you out of this room, and I don’t care how you feel about that. I also don’t care how I have to get you out of here—I may have to knee you in the balls and drag your crying ass into the hallway, but you will leave this room.”
“What’d I do to deserve you?”
“You saved me,”
“Tell me how much you love me.”
“More than my bike, less than my dick,”