Title: One Small Thing
Author: Erin Watt
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2018
Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.
Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…
Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.
Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.
Erin Watt has such entertaining books. This one was the deepest and possibly my favorite. A guy accidentally killed a girl’s sister and three years later she falls in love with him. How could that ever work out was my first thought?
I loved Beth, really loved her. The way she grieved felt real because it was basically the way I have grieved over deaths. Just because one isn’t a huge crier doesn’t mean they are affected any less inside their heads.
Chase, Chase, Chase. I wanted to shake him … a lot! What happened was horrible but it wasn’t on purpose. And he needed hugs … a bunch of them. But from Beth’s parents perspective I get it, that was their other baby. But from an outside perspective it’s much easier to see both sides of the coin.
This book was not full of lust like a lot of their other books. It was one that made me think, gave me emotions, and as hard as it is sometimes to do—forgiveness is the best option. If these two authors could write something like this together, I can’t wait to see what they have next!
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