At 15 Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. Seven hundred and thirty-eight days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers - Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.
Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college while she battles PTSD. She's not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn't change soon she never will.
Six years ago Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to superstardom. With it came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he's sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at 24.
To revamp his image, Chase's publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase's new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart?
With charm and heart, Stacey Kade takes listeners on a journey of redemption and love.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this audio to ANYONE. The underlining story of learning to trust yourself again is something anyone can learn from.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Amanda. She is what every woman character should be. Anyone can breK but it's how you recover that truly is a show of your character.
What about Andrew Eiden and Shannon McManus ’s performance did you like?
They completely brought the story to life for me. The imagery was clear in my mind because of how they portrayed their characters.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Chase said, "I'm happy for her. Even if it means she won't be part of my life. Even if it means she won't be mine. She'll be hers, and that's more important."
Any additional comments?
A very emotional read worth the credit or purchase.
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As awful as the circumstances are, both characters are equally flawed and vulnerable. I love that we meet Amanda when she Is on the verge of breaking apart from her victim status!... And Chase, from his destructive status. This story is a good balance between heartbreaking and sweet and uplifting.
It is also great to see a "victim" take control and be strong no matter how scared they are. Amanda had more cause than most female characters to be insecure/ unsafe but she remained strong and confident. ♡ her!