Nineteen-year-old Star Collins never intended to return to her hometown, Avenue. That part of her life ended when she was nine years old, and child services took her away from her hoarder mother. Her mother chose her stuff over her daughter. That part of her life was supposed to be in the past.
But her mother has just passed away and Star finds herself giving up her summer to quietly clean out her old home. She just wants to sell it and move on with her life. However, things aren't going the way she planned. With her dyed-black hair and tattoos, she's attracting almost as much attention from the small town residents as Ash Winthrope, the guy who was just released from prison.
All Ash wants is a chance to start over. He screwed up and he knows it, he's going to have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. But he's stuck in Avenue until his parole ends, and no one, not even his own parents, wants anything to do with him. Nearly out of money and completely out of options, Ash takes the only job he can, helping Star haul stuff out of her mother's house.
Neither of them expects anything to happen between them, or for their lives to change. But sometimes meeting the right person is all it takes.
Reviewed by Claire
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All it takes is an awesome New Adult read.
Star is a very strong main character. I loved the way she just accepted Ash even after the whole town including his family shun him. Star has dealt with a lot in her life from the death of her father to her mother's hoarding, which leaves her being taken into care at an early age.
Ash, he made one silly mistake that ruined his life. After spending five years in prison, he comes home to realize he has nothing left. Until Star enters his life.
I loved the slow pace of their relationship. If you want instalove, this book is not for you. They both deserved some happiness in their lives.