Wednesday, June 27, 2018

One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Hardcover384 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 1335017275

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

One Small Thing was the first book I have read by Erin Watt! I have heard that books by Erin Watt are always highly addictive and this book was just that! From start to finish, this book was intense roller coaster! This book focused on romantic relationships, healing after a tragic loss, forgiveness, and family. So, it is safe to say that this book was full of angst.

The drama and angst in this book was very heavy. There were many moments that made my heart actually hurt because I just felt so bad for the characters and the situations they were in. This book really knew how to make the reader feel like they were on an emotional roller coaster! The drama kept the book interesting and extremely addictive, however, there defintely were moments that felt too dramatic. Some of the drama felt just so over the top that it was hard to really enjoy the angst. I was hoping that something new was going to be introduced in the book, but the book really focused on one big drama and it felt a bit repetitve. Also, so many characters in this book were not sympathetic or willing to forgive. I just wanted to pull my hair out when the characters were so mean and unsupportive of Beth and Chase. IT WAS SO ANNOYING. I JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO GET ALONG AND GET PAST THE DRAMA!

Beth and Chase, the two main characters, were both unqiue and memorable characters. They had a lot of growth through out the story, and it warmed my heart to see them grow together. However, I will say that there were many times that Beth annoyed me. Most of Beth's reactions were so immature and they didn't make much sense. There were so moments when I wanted to scream at her to open her eyes and think practically! She constantly threw fits and acted like a five year old. I understood that she was going through a lot, but those things did not make up for the way she acted throughout most of the book. I was glad that she did have a lot of growth throughout the story, because I don't think I would have been able to finish the book if she didn't have growth.

Chase, on the other hand, was a sweet cinnamon roll that I wanted to protect. He was so hard on himself and felt like he didn't deserve anyone's love or forgiveness. My heart ached for him and I just wanted him to feel love and happiness again!

Overall, this was an intense and entertaining novel. Even though there was a bit too much drama for my taste, Chase and the swoony moments made this book an addictive one! If you are looking for a romance novel full of angst, then I would recommend picking this book up!

3 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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