Ella Daniels has had a hard life. Her mother committed suicide which her brother blames her for, and her father is an alcoholic. The only thing that has kept her sane has been her best friend since childhoold, Micah. Once Ella figures out that she’s fallen in love with Micah she decides to run away for fear that if she lets her feelings out to Micah she might lose another person that means the world to her. After a tragic night between Ella and Micah she disappears for 8 months and doesn’t tell anyone where she went. Which happened to be college in Las Vegas. When summer rolls around she has no where to go but back home. Where her alcoholic father and Micah are.
Micah has been looking for Ella everyday since the day she disappeared. When she returns he decides he’ll do everything he can to make her realize he loves her and she loves him too. He’s determined to help Ella get over her past and move on with her future with him.
I really enjoyed this book. I love books where the main character(s) have serious life issues. Makes everything seem more real. Though what I do hate about these kind of books is how people deal with life issues. I mean if Ella hadn’t run away and changed everything about herself there wouldn’t have been much of a story, or how her father became a complete alcoholic because his wife killed herself. But sometimes I just want to read a book where something tragic and terrible happens and the character just deals with it and moves on. Doesn’t dwell about the past and try to change everything from keeping it from happening again, or try to self medicate. I mean there are a lot of people out there where really horrible things happen to them and they just deal with it. Obviously there are a lot of people who can’t deal with it too. I mean all the books I’ve read like this, the characters almost always eventually get over it and move on in life, but it just takes so long, or so much pushing and convincing by other people. I just want to scream at them and say shut up, quit whining and get over it! There I’m done ranting.