Charlotte Ferro is about to jump.
Yet nothing ruins a perfectly good suicide attempt worse than a handsome do-gooder. After William O’Reilly convinces her to take one last ride with him, Charlotte finds herself forgetting about her own problems and enjoying a world of which she never dreamed.
Now addicted to the rush of fast cars and cool criminals, Charlotte finds herself leaning less towards the ledge and more toward the arms of her savior. But with reasons of his own for keeping Charlotte safe from herself, William is reluctant to involve her in his criminal undertakings. Will his career choice keep them apart? Will Charlotte’s painful past?
I read the synopsis for this a long time before I actually read the book, so I had forgotten what the book was about. I usually don't mind this. I like surprises.
This was not a good surprise.
I almost quit reading halfway through the first chapter. I just kept shaking my head and thinking, I know this author is NOT going to start her book off with a suicide. Thank goodness I kept reading. I mean, yes, there was a suicide attempt, but it didn't happen and for that I am grateful. I don't think I could've handled that.
After I got over that initial hurdle, I was captivated by this book. I had to know if Billy was going to be able to save Jumper.
Depression and mental illness is a hard thing for people to understand. Not only for the people suffering with it, but for those around them. I felt so much for Charlotte while I was reading this. It probably didn't help that I was in a down mood at that time as well.
I was concerned about Charlotte adding adrenaline junkie to her list of characteristics. I found myself psychoanalyzing the characters and wanting to mother them and fix them. It took me awhile to remember that this is fiction and that I had to let it play out. Once I drilled that into my own head, I relaxed a little and let the story take me.
It was beautiful to watch Charlotte evolve. Every time she hit a bump in the road and stumbled backwards it tugged at my heart, but she did keep going. She was getting herself back and, granted, she had to do it, but she wouldn't have without William. He was her saving grace, but at the same time, he was dragging her into somethings that weren't so great.
The ending was perfect. I don't think it could've ended any better.
Honestly, I don't know how good of a review this actually is or if it even makes sense. My thoughts were all over the place while I was reading this book and now, writing the review, they are all over the place again.
This was a really good book and I'm probably not looking at it from the same angle that others will, but there is a love story and there is an HEA. I am glad I stuck it out through that first chapter and took the time to watch Charlotte and William fall in love.
*Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review.