Published January 18th 2016
There’s a first time for everything… and sometimes that means a first time at a second chance.
It’s been seven years since Maddie Martin’s parents died. Their killer wasn’t just a random stranger, but her best friends’ father. Kyle Hadley. The boy she’s been in love with since she was old enough to understand the emotion, the boy she promised all of her firsts to. Worst of all, Kyle’s father got away with it, and Maddie hasn’t seen Kyle since.
That changes on her first day of college. Seeing Kyle again brings back all of her childhood feelings of friendship and love for him, but it also brings back the anger, sorrow, and pain she’s been trying to bury because of his father.
Kyle Hadley has no idea why Maddie quit talking to him, especially when he needed her most. But he got over it, refusing to waste his life mourning the only girl he ever loved. There are too many women, too much of life to experience to bother thinking about Maddie. Except he does. And when he sees her again, he knows it.
But there are problems beyond Kyle and Maddie and their old feelings. The two of them are in danger and one or both might end up dead.
I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I really liked the writing and the characters. I thought the writing was really great and detailed and I thought the characters were well developed and interesting. However, I really struggled with the concept. I thought it was a little unbelievable and crazy but I also found myself getting really caught up in the story. I’m a really critical reader but when I really tried to stop being critical, I enjoyed Because of You a lot more. I really think this would a great read for someone less of a critical reader.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review