Can You Hear It
by Casey Diam
Publication Date: August 1, 2019
Genres: Mature YA Sports Romance
Those were the root of all evil. One of those became the root of mine the day I lost the love of my life. My best friend. My lover.
Everyone disregarded it, saying, “Let’s face it, Averie, you have the rest of your life ahead of you.” They were wrong. James Lawrence was my ever after . . . until Ashton.
If only he didn’t come bearing his own brand of evil.
The reason he wanted me to stay away.
I should have listened, and he should have tried harder, but both of us failed. And if we hadn’t, if he had told me when we first met, would it have altered the moment I realized that I was falling for him?
The slight variation in the air. The hitch in my breath. The lightness in my chest.
Impossible to know; I’d already fallen.
I was already ruined.
***A standalone sports romance that takes place in senior year high school. Due to explicit content, this book is suitable for 17+
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Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie
Averie’s life as she knew it changed in an instant. One second she was watching her boyfriend doing what he loved…playing football and next a horrible tragedy struck. Now she is starting her senior year of high school in a new town, at a new school with all new people. Her Mom calls it a fresh start but to Averie who is drowning in sorrow and still feels so broken, nothing and no one can help. Not even the alcohol and drugs she turned to in order to numb the pain.
“In the next second…my life would change forever.”
Averie wasn’t exactly welcome with open arms at her new school, but she couldn’t care less what other people think of her. When the school’s star quarterback Ash strikes up a friendship with her, things get a little off track for Averie. She wants nothing to do with anything remotely football related but can’t help the feelings she starts to develop towards Ash or the attraction that’s so obviously there between the two even though they feel like she is betraying her past. But Ash has a secret. He knew who Averie was before she transferred to his school and she doesn’t realize it. He tries so hard to just be the friend she needs and help her heal but how is that possible when she is all he can think about and all he wants?
“The girl I’d had more wet dreams about than I could count was here. In my part of the city. In my school. In my world. When I couldn’t have her in it. She wasn’t ready for it. I wasn’t ready for it.”
There was a ton of angst in this book and my emotions were all over the place. There was also your typical teenage drama and some really fantastic secondary characters. My heart broke so many times for Averie as she tried to navigate her new reality and heal. There’s so much I can say about Ash because he was amazing. He truly cares about Averie. He sees her drowning and wants so desperately to be the light at the end of her tunnel. I’m not sure what I expected out of him when I first met him and if being near him would help her heal but he went and proved himself over and over again. But when Averie discovers Ash is hiding a secret will it destroy what they have or will it help them both find what they didn’t even realize they were looking for?
“I wanted her to fall in love with me, but her heart belonged to someone else. Maybe it always would.”
I always love finding a new author I haven’t read before and falling in love with their stories. This was such a great book that dealt with some tough subjects especially for high school kids but the author did such a great job with it all. I loved Ash and Averie so much and am so excited that some of the secondary characters from this story are getting their own books! I can’t wait to read more from this author.
“I never though I could fall like this again, but there I was. With this guy. This athlete. This man. In love.”
About Casey Diam
Some years ago, Casey rediscovered her passion for writing and hasn’t stopped writing since. Her favorite genre is romance with a little angst, which is why she writes sexy, funny, sweet, and emotional stories that are a bit more in depth, but so much fun to read.
Casey has a ridiculously short attention span and loves her coffee and tea without sugar and milk. Apart from reading or writing, she loves to snowboard, even when she’s catching an edge and face-planting in the snow. She absolutely loves it!