Author: Rachel Schurig
Series: Ransom #1
Genres: NA, Romance, Contemporary
Publication: April 28th 2014
Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.
Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.
It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.
But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.
**The first book in a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Schurig. This New Adult Contemporary Romance novel is a complete story with no cliffhanger.**
**An eARC was provided in exchange of an honest review**
This book was a very emotional read for me. It's one of those books that you have a very hard time putting down and no problem at all getting into.
Daisy and Daltrey have been best friends since they were little, until Daltryes leaves town to pursue his dreams and Daisy finds herself alone as everything she knows falls down around her when her small town suddenly turns against her out of jealousy. Now, a year later, she finds she can't keep running forever and has to face the people she cares most about and whom she hurt.
I really liked Daisy and I sympathized with her throughout the whole book. She lived lonely for a long time and forgot how to trust again and have friends. I found my heart aching for her. Being bullied isn't easy, and even though I understand that, I couldn't understand her reasoning for cutting Daltrey off. It was a bit too much since they were so close and she knew how much she meant to him. Daltrey worships the ground Daisy walks on and he would do anything to make her happy. I found myself tearing up over the things he did and said and thought pretty much all the time. The guy is swoon-worthy and yummy and I absolutely adored him! He is protective and prepared to throw away everything for his girl.
I loved his relationship with Daisy. I'm not huge for best-friends turned lovers thing, but this book had my heart hurting and my eyes tearing. The authors writing was great and it just showed the feelings Daisy and Daltrey had for each other and made it impossible not to fall for them both. From the first page and I found myself feeling for both characters and just getting them and their friendship. They were very close and always chose and protected each other over anybody else since they were little and their friendship grew with them until it turned to soul searing love.
This is a gripping story that will have you turning the pages and wanting more, and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a read that will have you laugh and cry and swoon.