Oh gosh where to begin on how great this book is. Lucas is an average high school boy with his whole life ahead of him. In a split second, his whole life is changed. When he meets Sawyer a few months later, she becomes a small ray of light in his very dark and depressing world. This book should come with a warning as to how much it will break your heart. How the author so accurately gets in to the mind of a teenage boy is beyond me, but every emotion is real, raw and accurate.
I felt terrible for Lucas. The tragedy he endures is compounded greatly by the fact that everyone thinks the absolute worst of him, when in reality he was trying to do the right thing. He really is in a lose-lose situation. If he fights back, then he really is the asshole that everyone says he is. If he keeps his head down, and says nothing, then he’s still just as guilty. Everyone is against him except his mother, and the new girl, Sawyer. Sawyer has her own troubled past, but she and Lucas quickly begin to cling to each other for comfort. Their friendship is pure and really beautiful. They are both truly broken and hurting, yet they are so selfless that they only wish to fix the others problems. Being in high school and being a teenager is hard enough, but it would be even harder if the whole world is against you.
“I held her tight, my hands coming up to wrap over her shoulders, wishing I could wrap myself around her heartache.”
Let me warn you, you absolutely will cry when reading this book. I am getting teary eyed just trying to write this review and remembering all the heartache I felt. I literally had a lump in my throat the entire time. So many times, I was actively weeping. With that being said, there were a lot of very sweet and wonderful moments between Lucas and Sawyer. Being a mother of a teenage boy, I was also really touched by Lucas’s relationship with his mother. She was so desperate to help him and to take care of him that she was not taking care of herself. As any mother would, she was willing to do anything to fix his problems.
I loved this story. It is very different to her Thoughtless series, but is really a testament to how talented of a writer she is. 5 heartbreaking stars! Enjoy!
Purchase Link – Collision Course
More great books from S.C. Stephens
Effortless (Thoughtless Book 2)
Reckless (Thoughtless Book 3)
Untamed (A Thoughtless Novel)
Bloodlines (Conversion Book 2)
‘Til Death (Conversion Book 3)