Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.
We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.
All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.
That was an easy bet for me to win.
I didn’t love, I hardly liked.
Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted.
The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.
The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.
But you know what they say…
All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.
(Book one in the L&S Duet)
My Review: 4 stars
What a book!
Let me tell you something….Brittainy knows how to heart you right in the heart when she writes.
She knows how to make you feel what the characters are feeling.
She knows how to make you connect with a book.
She just knows.
“How’s your heart?”
Landon and Shay are enemies.
Why? Well… they don’t really know. They just know that they are and that is all that matters.
Landon is the guy everyone loves and wants to be around. He has everything everyone wants.
Shay is the “Perfect girl”. The girl who seems to have it all.
No one has everything. No one is perfect.
When a bet happens between Shay and Landon, a bet about hearts and minds and bodies, everything will change for them.
“I wanted to know his story. His ugly, hard novel. I wanted to read his words, even though they seemed to bleed across the page in the most painful way.”
Maybe they aren’t enemies. Maybe they never were.
What happens when life changes?
What happens when secrets come out?
What happens when feelings get involved?
This book was really good. I’m not usually into high school romance books, but I liked this one.
Brittainy talked about topics in this book that are hard to talk about.
Drugs, suicide, self-harm, depression.
And she does it in such an amazing way.
She shows people they are not alone in their struggles and that someone out there can help you and will help you.
“You’re sad?” she whispered. “Yes.” “How sad?” “Very sad.” “How often?” I swallowed hard. “All the time.”
Landon and Shay stole my heart and I can’t wait to see how their story ends.
About the Author:
Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.