One Small Thing by Erin Watt


One Small Thing
Erin Watt
My Rating: 💜💜💜💜

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.

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Thank you HarlequinTeen for providing me with a copy for an honest review. 

If you know me, then you know that I loved The Royals series by Erin Watt. They are an auto buy authors for me. So when I saw that they were coming out with a new release I knew I had to get my hands on it. While I expected to like it, I didn’t expect to be blown away by how real it would be.

It really brought out some emotions for me and I didn’t expect that. This book dealt with death, grief, family issues and bullying. So be warned of that. I feel like the authors really wrote this well. They really made me remember what it was like to be a teenager. Caring what people think about you, how friendships were everything, and also it teaches you about how to forgive.

Beth and Chase had everything against them from the beginning. I had to see how if it would work out between them. It’s a hard book to rate because you want to root for them, but then you wonder is it right? Should the relationship happen at all? I felt like I was just as conflicted as the main characters about their relationship.

The reason I didn’t give it five stars was because I did have some issues with the secondary characters. I felt like nobody really redeemed themselves in my opinion, especially her parents.  

Overall, I recommend this one! It was raw and it made me an emotional mess at times. I was so engrossed in the story that I couldn’t put it down. Even if you are not a fan of contemporary, give it a shot!

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