This is the love story of Micah and Saxon. Micah had no choice but to take her life into her own hands at the age of 14, she had no one to guide her, comfort her or protect her. She made the decision to become an adult and save herself. She had no choice; she had to grow up fast. Music was her life and the one dream she wanted to make reality. Saxon Waite had everything, came from a wealthy family and he made it big as a rock star at a young age. It was too much for him to handle, he threw it all away. He lives with the guilt and pain of the destruction he caused. Micah and Saxon are both good-hearted and strong. Harry, Saxon’s cousin begrudges Sax’s fame and resents him; he adds fuel to the fire. Music brings them together, the common denominator.
The elephant in the room is Micah’s age, we the readers are aware of this from the beginning; just Micah and us, not even her best friend knows. How it comes to light in the story is very interesting, which gives us a peek at a piece of her past. The reasons why she lies about her age and her maturity had me cheering for her and I couldn’t blame her. Needless to say Saxon doesn’t take it very well. The battle between Saxon and Harry erupts around the same time, and Saxon is left a broken man, physically and emotionally. Decisions must be made.
This is one of those stories you don’t want to put down until you finish. Missy Johnson takes us through this beautiful story, with great characters; just the right amount of angst and without dragging or extending the drama. I loved the pace at which the story evolves. My heart was tugged a few times and some tears rolled down my face. Will we be getting more of Saxon Waite in the future?
Maria Rosie Poli – Rosie’s Book Heaven