REVIEW – ONE SMALL THING by Erin Watt

SYNOPSIS

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royalsand When It’s Real comes a sensational new novel about a girl falling for the one boy she should never have met…

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

*****Dee’s Review*****

4 Stars****

YA and angsty, just how I like it!!!! I seriously can’t enough of Erin Watt. Once again this dynamic duo bring us a beautiful story that is a total page turner!

 

 

Elizabeth is finally a senior in High school, she and her family have had a really devastating few years, and “Beth” AKA Lizzy is ready to finish school so she can go away to college and start living her life away from her overbearing parents.

After one particularly bad fight with her parents, Beth decides she wants to rebel by going to a party in a bad part of town. At this party, she meets a gorgeous boy that makes her feel at ease, secure in her own skin for the first time in her life. Chase and Beth spend an exhilarating night together, knowing they’ll never see each other again, this mystery makes their night so much better.

The next day in school, Beth can’t believe her mysterious friend Chase is a new student in her school. But what’s worse is that this boy has more than one reason to tell her how sorry he is…

Chase has become the most hated boy not only in school but in the small town of Darling. Beth is the only one who’s forgiven him, even though she’s the one who should hate him the most.

I was biting my nails throughout the entire read. Some of the characters, especially Beth’s parents were very frustrating and totally unpredictable. I really enjoyed this story.

 

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

”No cage is forever, Beth. I tried to find one small thing that I could be grateful for each day, like the extra ten minutes of free time outside or a work release picking up trash or ice cream for dessert. That’s how I kept my sanity—I focused on one good thing instead of all the fucked-up stuff.” 

YA is not my go-to genre but when it’s a book written by the dynamic writing duo, Erin Watt, there is no way that I’m not going to make time for it. This story is filled with sadness, regret, and a ton of teenage angst and I couldn’t get enough of it. This is a tale of forbidden romance between two young kids who to the outside world should never have met. My heart hurt for poor Lizzie who was forced to live in the shadow of her dead older sister. I admired Chase for owning his mistakes and being the voice of reason that would help lead Lizzie away from her destructive path.

I understood her frustrations with her parents but her rebellious behavior made her seem even more juvenile and beyond ignorant. I was equally annoyed with her parents for being completely blind and for putting their trust in the wrong people. Their punishments seemed over the top at times but I loved the message of the story. Forgiveness heals the soul, and sometimes people can change for the better.

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 2
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

ONE SMALL THING is currently available! I can’t wait to see what these two authors have in store for us next!

Amazon: http://geni.us/OSTAmz
iBooks: http://geni.us/OSTiB
Kobo: http://geni.us/OSTKobo
Nook: http://geni.us/OSTNook

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