Author: Colleen Hoover
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With only two short months separating her from the future she’s built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.
Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface.
She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they’re both drawn to sad things. Which means they’re drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.
I never connected to Beyah or Samson. I also didn’t understand Beyah’s connection to Samson. How can you become devotedly attached to someone that you don’t really know? While she knew some things about him, she really didn’t once it came down to it. I get that she saw pieces of herself in him, but I just don’t understand how that amounted to the amount of loyalty she gave.
Besides my disconnect while reading this, nothing really happens here. The majority of this book takes place over the summer and we were just reading about their everyday lives. I was expecting more.
I don’t know if I’m just heartless or it just wasn’t a story for me. Let’s just go with the latter. I’m clearly the minority here if the reviews are anything to go on. So if you’re a fan of this author’s previous books or want an emotional read, then pick this one up.
TW: drug use; abuse; loss of a loved one