Google+ Reading Teen: Amy's Summer Reads: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden & The Redemption of Callie and Kayden Jessica Sorensen

Monday, August 12, 2013

Amy's Summer Reads: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden & The Redemption of Callie and Kayden Jessica Sorensen

Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455576506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455576500
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*New Adult  mature audiences of 18 yrs. or older due to graphic content
For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.
Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .
I really liked the first book in this series. Callie and Kayden might be one of the most depressing stories I've ever read. Although it was extremely romantic and well written, it was a tear jerker. There were some pretty good suspenseful moments. Highs and lows, ups and downs, Callie and Kayden's relationship is powerful. They both fall in love because they have a lot in common, they have been through much physical and mental abuse. They grow together and help each other heal. They go through many obstacles together in hopes to have a normal life together one day.

This book is full of good, bad and ugly drama. The romance rounds out this emotional book nicely.
4 out of 6

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145557645X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455576456
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The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is finally out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way to clear his name is for Callie to speak up-something he'll never ask her to do. Instead, he'll do whatever he must to protect her . . . even if it means letting go of the only girl he's ever loved.
Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But that means facing her greatest fear and admitting her own painful secrets aloud. The thought of breaking her silence terrifies her-but not as much as the thought of losing Kayden forever.
Deep in her heart, Callie knows the time has come for her and Kayden to forget the pain of the past. With the help of her friends Seth and Luke she makes a plan to show Kayden the life they could have. But can she convince him they can make a fresh start together-or is she already too late?

So I enjoyed the first book enough to read the second book. Now, this second book has Callie and Kayden have their moments of pure enjoyment. I mean you really think they might pull out of all this turmoil in their lives unscathed. All the emotional and physical abuse they go through is unreal. I start wondering if Callie and Kayden are going to pull out of this and live happily ever after toward the middle of the book. I really was just wanting it to be over with. I was just wanting Callie and Kayden to just fix their lives already. Then I got close to the end, and this magical love story started to come alive for me once more. Well done Jessica Sorensen.  
4 out of 6

1 comment:

  1. These sounds really good. It's too bad that the second one had you wanting it over for the first half, but I'm glad that the second half was better for you. Great reviews.


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