Can't Go Back
August 4, 2015
Goodreads New Adult Book Club Read It Review It #13/16
"I could not put it down . . . Loved it!" --Jen McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling author on Across the Distance When Jillian moved next door, she refused to get out of the car. I climbed into the backseat beside her and promised to never leave her. Now, I'm driving her a thousand miles away, so she can leave me. She has to go. What else would she do? Follow me and my band from one cheap bar to another, get hit on by sleazy promoters? Because Jillian would definitely get hit on. She's the most gorgeous, talented girl I've ever known, and she doesn't even see it. This scholarship gives Jillian the chance to study at the best design school in the country. It's what she's always wanted. I won't stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how much it hurts to watch her go. I just wish she wasn't leaving without knowing the truth . . .
I loved this book because from cover to cover the sensitive way that the author covered the subjects of self-harm, brain injury, love and respect made it a book that I couldn’t put down. The characters and plot were really well developed and the characters were multi-faceted which meant that I was able to connect with them on several levels.
I wanted to read this book because I read one of this authors books earlier in the year and loved it, so I knew that I would likely enjoy this one to and I wasn’t disappointed. Having read this book now I know with out a doubt that this author has become a favourite for me so will not only be an auto read author but also an auto buy one as well from now on. The author will also be one who I will happily and eagerly recommend to others as well as buy it as a gift for anyone I know who I believe will enjoy reading it.
Jillian is a young woman who has dealt with the loss of her parents as a child and self-harming. After her parents death she moves in with her sister who lives next door to Griffin, who becomes her best friend and promises that he’ll never leave her. She goes to design college across the country and although she struggles with her self-confidence at times she works through it and graduates.
Griffin is a young man who is attending college while doing small gigs with his band. That is until the band gets a recording contract with a local record company. He is dating a girl who although he is cares about her he can’t deny to him self that he’s in love with his best friend Jillian, but he doesn’t want to advance their friendship to a relationship because he feels it could hold her back. He had an accident which left him with a brain injury.<br><br>The friendship between Griffin and Jillian was really lovely and when it became a relationship it just became even more endearing because it just became stronger and more connected than ever, and it strengthened their friendship even further.
I received this book from the Goodreads New Adult Book Club Read it Review it programme in exchange for an honest review.
Marie Meyer lives in southern Illinois with her husband, two daughters, and two spoiled rescue dogs. Once a college cheerleader, Marie now enjoys cheering for her girls’ gymnastics meets and soccer games. Marie received a Bachelors of Science in Education with a minor in music. Marie has been a Language Arts teacher for fourteen years and enjoys singing and playing the piano in her spare time. After spending her day in the classroom, when the sun goes down, Marie loves to escape into the pages of a good book—either reading one or writing one of her own. Marie loves to write heartfelt romances that will make you cry.
I would like to thank both the author and the Goodreads New Adult Read it Review it Programme for allowing me to read this fantastic New Adult Contemporary Romance book. The book fits in this genere very well because it is a very strong romance story which is very definitely new adult as it deals with going to college and starting a recording contract.
Have any of you read this book and if so what did you think of it?