Author: Cherie M. Hudson
Publisher: Momentum (Pan Macmillan)
Summary: She has a future she can’t escape. He refuses to let her face it alone.
Twenty-one. The age when adult life begins. In my case, it’s the age I learned my future sucked, big time, and there was nothing I could do about it. Every minute of every day I face the fact my life is only going to get worse. Why? Because I have early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. I’m not going to let it get me down, but I also can’t let anyone close. That’s not fair to them, or to me. Trust me. So that means my heart and my soul, is off-limits.
But then I traveled to Australia on a college scholarship program and life royally screwed me over. Again.
Raphael Jones is an arrogant Australian celebrity, the hottest guy on campus and a pain in my ass. Worst of all, he makes me ache for a life I’ll never be able to have. Especially when he takes me in his arms and does wicked things to my body.
How do I have a hope of surviving ten weeks in Australia when it’s not just the paparazzi who have me in their sights, but Raph as well? Because Raphael Jones is a man who always gets what he wants. And no matter what I say or do, he refuses to accept what I so painfully know: a life and future with me is no life at all. – Goodreads
My Thought: This book was graciously given to me through NetGalley in an exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
This book hit a lot of sensitive areas for me; my Mom has Parkinson’s and was diagnosed quite young. They didn’t think it was Parkinson’s because of her age as it was believed to be an elderly disease. So reading the struggles and frustration was definitely at times painful and some tears were shed. Despite this heartbreaking fact I was pulled into this story.
The book started really strong. The secret that Maci has is keeping her from making any real bonds with those around her. She’s closed off and unwilling to take a chance on love knowing that if she did they would bet stuck with her own sentence.
A lot of cute moments and while I do not always enjoy insta-love and connection I found myself loving this book!