I really loved this book. I know some people may have issues with the relationship between Jesse and September, but to me it's about two people falling in love despite what people may think is wrong. The heart wants what the heart wants and why deny it. The author told the story in such a way that you can't help but to root for them to be together. It is emotional and very steamy. I sincerely hope we have a second book to see where their love story goes. There is so much more i would love to say, but I can't without giving stuff away and will not do that. I think people should take the chance and read this book and discover what love is really all about.
I loved this book. Taboo love never felt so good. You have a step-father and his step daughter. In this book you have September who has lived her grandparents since her mother left her step-father and sister. Jesse her step-father ask her to come and live with them for the summer he needs help with his young daughter. There is so much than baby sitting going on. When I started this book I could not put it down. I love a great taboo book and this book is so much that and when you meet Jesse his hot sexy self and September a young woman who goes for what she wants. As always with this author she never lets you down
Carla's Five Star Review
Poor September's life hasn't been an easy one. At the young age of thirteen, her mother abandoned her and her half sister, Scout, leaving them both with Scout's biological dad, Jesse. Soon after this, September is sent to live with her maternal grandparents in Mississippi. September misses Scout and Jesse terribly, so when he asks her to return to Arkansas for the summer to help take care of Scout, she jumps at the chance. Over the summer, September falls for a older man. As a result, she decides not to return to her grandparent's home. Things are finally looking up for September, but she soon receives some news that will once again turn her world upside down.
If you are looking for an original story, this is the book for you! I was simply captivated from the very first page! Through this author's words, I could vividly imagine the scenes as if I was right along side the characters. For fear of spoilers, that is as far as I will go with the details. I will tell you that this book does end with a huge cliffhanger, but the good news is that the follow up book, When September Ends, has already been released! Hurry up and one click both of these books now!!
Twelve months in a year and the most common name given using the months of the year would be, June. Many Junes are born in June LOL. Confused, Oh I am only just beginning.
The main character in this book was born in September and guess what her name is? Yes, September. Well it's certainly unique. In all fairness when reading this story the name suits her. She's beautiful and bright like a summers day. Oh how poetic of me.
I did not want to put this book down, it captured me from the very first page. Imagine not knowing something but thinking you know and then thinking 'NO WAY!! LOL. Well this book had me thinking all sorts. What is right?, What is wrong? Who makes those decisions? it's a minefield of P's. Let me explain.
First off you have all probably heard the word 'TABOO' before, it means Prohibited which in basic terms means forbidden. Well the circumstances in this book are definitely frowned upon and people will judge but it's not forbidden by any law. Second 'P' Principle meaning a moral code of conduct, yes folks I've been chewing up my dictionary today just for you guys. So some people will have principles and stick to them BUT has love ever come into it because let's face it when our hearts are involved all rational thought is out the window. Third 'P' Private, something you do not want made public knowledge and believe when I say the other main character in this book, Jesse does not want anyone finding out. Jesse also brings me to my fourth 'P' Protector this can mean defender, guardian. When we say guardian we tend to think of parents and as parents we are protectors. You all still with me? My final 'P' is Promise, such an easy word to say but has a very heavy meaning. When I say this book promises to open your eyes and drop your jaw, I mean it.
Not everyone has the same lifestyle, it's what makes us all different. September has not had the happy family environment that so many take for granted. Her mother, Libby left when she was so young leaving her and her four year old sister, Scout behind. Jesse is Scout's biological dad but not September's.
Jesse was completely in love with Libby, the only woman he has ever loved has up and left. Things are tough but he looks after Scout well. Leaving September with her grandparents. He ripped her heart out and was totally unaware. September has always felt like she never belonged and God only knows who her real father is or where he is.
One summer, years later Jesse asks September if she would like to stay with him, help out with Scout. Earning her some extra money.
Turning nineteen her life is about to change FOREVER.
Now try not to be to judgemental till you have read the complete story. Not everyone can find happiness with the boy next door. Oh which reminds me, Jesse's neighbour, Casey, what a conniving, spiteful woman she is. Not that I condone violence but that woman needs a slap. Who wants to know more? Well I am not telling, I can not begin to tell you how much I am bursting to give you all the details about this book but I can't. YOU NEED TO READ! I am off to read book two in this series and I can't wait. My final note is to the Author Andrea Smith. OMG! Woman you really know how to write an EPIC book. THANK YOU.