Author: Steph Campbell
Publisher: Bcc Books
Release Date: October 28, 2014
File Size/Pages: 538 KB/252 pgs
Source: Wordsmith Publicity
My Rating: 5/5
Summary: Two strangers.
Two broken hearts.
One night to set each other free.
Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded.
Lena Pettitt was born a miracle.
And her parents never let her forget it.
Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most--her life.
Gabriel Martinez’s heart has been ripped out.
His pride has been stomped on.
Oh, and he now has an arrest record that’s caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn’t really true.
Now he’s exiled to his grandmother’s, working on his late grandpa’s old Corvair, when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house. Gabe knows he could help this girl get back inside her house--but that may mean missing the next train to Boston to pick up the part he’s spent eight weeks tracking down. She can wait for him at his grandmother’s or…
A few hours, an aluminum valve cover, and some strong coffee later, neither Gabe nor Lena can feign disappointment when they race to the station and arrive just as the last train home from Boston is pulling out.
As jaded as he is, Gabe can’t deny the fact that he’s excited to spend the night exploring a city he knows nearly every corner of, with a girl who sees magic in the simplest things.
Lena has been waiting for her tiny world to crack open her entire life. Now that it’s finally happened, she finds the only thing she can focus on is the unexpected tour guide who opens her eyes to possibilities she never imagined.
All they have is this one night, together, under the bright moon in a city full of hidden beauty.
It’s one night that will change how they see the world and the paths their hearts will take forever.
Review: I received a copy of this novel from Wordsmith Publicity during the blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion, and I absolutely LOVED this novel! The novel tells the story of two teenagers, Lena Pettitt and Gabriel Martinez, not only are they strangers, but they are both "broken" as well. Lena suffers from a heart condition and Gabriel suffers from a broken heart. When Lena's parents go out of town, and her sister seems to fall off the deep end with her own problems, Lena gets the experience of staying home by herself for the first time ever, but not very long! When Lena locks herself out of the house, she goes to Gabe's Grandmother's house, where she finds Gabe, who is working on his Grandpa's old Corvair. Instead of picking Lena's lock, he brings her to Boston with him to pick up a part for the Corvair. The night they spend in Boston is surely one they'll both remember forever. There were so many things I absolutely loved about this novel. For example, I loved that baby Britta was the inspiration behind this novel (to hear more about her story, click here). I also loved how it just seemed as if Lena and Gabe were meant for each other. Although I own six novels by Steph Campbell, this was the first novel I've read by her, but I can guarantee you it will not be the last story I read by her! I don't want to spoil anything, but I was semi hoping for a more in-depth ending, but when two minutes after I read it, I was satisfied with the ending, because it was sweet and simple, just like Lena and Gabe; so the ending definitely worked for this novel. Overall, I absolutely LOVED this novel, and I'm officially deeming this a STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND GO PURCHASE THIS NOVEL read!
About Steph Campbell
Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now lives in the hot, humid south. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession. When she's not writing or taking care of her brood, she's reading or scouring travel sites, always ready for life's next adventure.
Connect with Steph
Buy the Book
**Click here to follow Steph Campbell's blog tour**
(1) Kindle Fire and ebooks: Grounding Quinn, Delicate, Beautiful Things Never Last, and Even The Moon Has Scars