If you never speak of the past, can it be erased?
Lacey Edwards has a past.
A past which changed her life forever.
A past she is desperate to forget.
Lacey is quiet and reserved compared to her best friend Becca Fox. They became instant friends when Lacey moved to Maryland nine years ago. Becca helped pull Lacey out of her internal shell to experience life. By high school, Lacey was active in the club scene and would occasionally have to drag Becca with her. One night, Lacey realized she might be able to run from her past with the help of Becca and one steamy Caine Rogers.
Lacey didn't know, until it was too late, how feelings, honesty, heartbreak and life altering events can change a person. Lacey has Becca’s support but will that be enough?
Will Lacey sacrifice her own happiness to do what is expected?
Appropriate for readers 18 & up only!
This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations and abuse that some might find offensive
Destructive Silence Celebrity Casting
Destructive Silence Celebrity Casting
Melissa Benoist takes the role of Lacey Edwards
Lea Michele takes the role of Becca Fox
Darren Criss takes the role of Caine Roger's
Chord Overstreet takes the (unknown) role of Lucas
Jen's review -
I was given an ARC copy of this book for an upcoming blog tour - I'm not sure how to rate this book because it was a love hate relationship with this whole book .....
D- There are so many I want to say
that begin with the letter 'D', I can't stand it!"
These are just a few names that describe a certain Douche bag in this book -
Lacey and her BFF Becca do what girls love to do - go dancing and have a great time! High school is almost over and their real lives are about to begin.
At the dance club, when Lacey is lost in her own little world, she feels those hands snake around her and the spark snaps her eyes open. And she gets lost in those bedroom eyes.
Dancing like she's never danced before, Lacey gets a little carried away, and when Caine asks her to go home with her, she can't understand why her head is nodding yes!
She is there for the wrong reasons. She is trying to get over her frightful past and move on. She is convinced that having a one night stand will block those memories - boy is she wrong.
When Caine catches up to Lacey and they start dating, things couldn't be more perfect. He's a sweet guy, always a gentlmen and he treats her like she's his most prized possession.
When Becca tells Lacey that Caine isn't all that wonderful - she thinks something is going on with him on the side, Lacey ignores her BFF's warning and goes about her happy little bubbled life with Caine. That is until Caine proves her wrong...
Lacey knows when to call it quits, she's a strong girl and even though her heart has been ripped out, she is finally able to pick up the pieces and get on with her life... That is until the next thing gets in the way. forcing Caine back into Lacey's life. And this time he swears he will do whatever he can to prove to Lacey that he wants to be with her.
But is he strong enough to give her what she needs, is she strong enough to take his crap day after day as he tares her self-esteem down knotch by knotch ??
if you're looking for a HEA with a sweet story in it, this book isn't for you. This book made me want to jump in there and slap Lacey around. How could she think this was ok? How could she believe she didn't have any other choice????
The book got me thinking - she's a victim from early childhood, someone she trusted betrayed her, over and over. She grew up with more confidence, but it was that one little stunt that shattered that confidence, and all of a sudden, she had the weight of the world on her back.
now while you wanted to shake her by the shoulders and scream WAKE UP LACEY!!! You have to remember she's a victim in this story - we may not understand how she's thinking unless you've been in her shoes, but if you go into this book knowing this, I think the read will be better for you. It's sad, deeply sad. And keep in mind this is the first book to a series of 3 books - it's going to get worse (I think) and yes, there is a cliffhanger .. which sucks :(
So that's my review - I want to give it more stars, but ... I hated him, I really did - and that's probably what the author was going for ....