Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.
Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.
It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.
But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place at Eastern Tennessee University and then hops along the east coast. I enjoy books that don’t stay in one place for very long! The road tripping aspect between Daisy and her friends to follow after the Ransom band was super great!!
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Daisy Harris and Daltrey Ransome. Daisy and Daltrey have been inseparable since they were five years old. Their friendship withstood everything but when Daltrey’s family’s dream comes true and they are whisked away to California to start their record deal, Daisy’s life starts to crumble. Jealous girls and stupid boys prove to be too much for Daisy to handle and in an effort to protect herself and Daltrey she cuts off all communication. After a year apart of silence and heartache can Daltrey forgive Daisy for the cold shoulder or will the time apart prove to be too vast to bridge again?
Plot: This novel is a typical rocker/new adult story. There are no crazy twists and turns and not as much drama as one has come to expect from this type of story. But I really loved how even after Daisy dropped off the face of the earth for a year, all of the Ransome brothers and Daltrey welcomed her back with open arms. They were slightly upset but not enough to make her feel bad or turn her away.
Writing: This story is told in first person points of view of both Daisy and Daltrey. It is also told in past/present point of view. I freaking loved reading the passages from when they were younger! It was so cute to read how invested they were in each other and when they got older how the thoughts turned romantic even though they didn’t act on them.
Curb Appeal: I like the cover because of the interesting haze that it has going on. The blurb is what totally captivated me. I expected a slightly different story than that I actually read but I still enjoyed the heck out of it!
Ultimately: This was a great start to the Ransom series. Each of the brothers get their own books and I’m excited to read their journeys as well! All in all if you are in the mood for rocker that has a heart of gold and girl who is less broken than she thinks she is come and check out Ransom!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.