Summary:Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.
Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.
But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.
I loved how this novel opens up. I don't think I've ever read a story quite like it. Kelly York has a way of creating such unique characters. From the get go this story grabs you. Its Archer's story for the most part. Of course, a part of me felt it went on a few too long in the end. Still, it was a wonderful novel by York that keeps her on my list as an author I can't wait to read more of.-Ivy
|What also gives the story so many layers and depths is the links Archer goes too, to protect Vivan. Then all the twist and turns that come about..as if he's created his own monster in the long run.-ellie|
“She’d been damaged before, but not like this. Never like this”
|—||Kelley York (Hushed)|
|What I thought was cool about the book was how Archer had to learn what true love is when he found Evan, who was loyal and such a wonderful friend who wanted what was best for him.|
I wanted to read this book because the plot seemed interesting and original, and after reading the first line “I feel that suicide notes lose their zing when they drag on too long” I had to keep reading and I wasn’t disappointed.-LGBT
|Thankfully, the book has a sensible character like Evan who is a great listener..among other things. In places I wanted the story to move faster, but I'm glad it didn't. The drawback of this book..I wished it had a different bookcover.|