Growing old with the man she loves-in the small town where she was born-is the only dream Lauren McIntosh has ever had; that is until her family is practically run out of town amidst rumors of arson and adultery. So, when she meets Danny at her new school and hears the rumors about his activities from her new friends, she wants nothing to do with him or the gossip that seems to follow Danny everywhere. After a dangerous and ill-fated attempt at sneaking out, she develops unwelcomed feelings for Danny that he seems to reciprocate. But, Danny's unrelenting pursuit makes Lauren nervous, especially since he's the only one that wants to know the secrets surrounding her family's move. Lauren can't tell if Danny's intentions are true or if he has other plans for their newfound and unlikely friendship. The only way to figure out is to let him in and that could destroy everything, including the popularity and social acceptance she desperately seeks.
This was a quick read. Interesting story. All the drama.
My biggest issue was there were a lot of inconsistencies. It made it hard to keep track of the story. I found no issues with the grammar, but it is in need of a content editor. There were too many instances where I wasn't entirely sure what was going on.
Of all the characters, Danny was my favorite. I liked him and his family. Even if I didn't like how they acted, the characters had depth. Lauren annoyed the hell out of me. And her parents, they just didn't make any sense to me. I couldn't relate to them and they felt hollow.
It was good, kept me interested. Needs work.