Ransom by Denise Mathew
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lexie is your typical high school senior. She has a normal, relatively good life until one decision takes away everything she's ever known and leaves her with the overwhelming guilt and shame that only tragedy can. Determined to find forgiveness and the answers to all of life's questions, she heads out on a road trip with her two best friends. A trip that will forever change Lexie's life. Ransom has spent his whole life taking care of his brother. He has had to put his wants and needs aside in order to make those around him happy. His sole purpose in life is to keep his brother safe. Until even that is taken from him.
Lexie and Ransom don't have a typical relationship. It starts out as an alliance of necessity and slowly evolves into a connection of acceptance and forgiveness…something both of them needed. Alone Lexie and Ransom were falling apart, but together they could be more. But fate has other ideas. Neither Lexie or Ransom are perfect. They both are dealing with internal issues, guilt for Lexie and anger for Ransom, as well as external forces that are trying to pull them apart.
I love the idea of density, circumstance, fate…whatever you want to call it…in this book. Lexie and Ransom's lives were two threads that most likely would have never crossed at all, until they did. There were one thousand and two things that had to have happened in precisely the right order for those two threads to cross, and they just happened to do that. The author has written a beautiful story here, one that tugs at your heartstrings and makes you think about love, friendship, destiny, and right and wrong. I am looking forward to more from this series to see where Lexie and Ransom's story goes.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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