Published by Sphere on March 19, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Romance, New Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Women, General
Source: Purchased Book
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From the bestselling author of The Secret of Ella and Micha comes a mesmerizing novel of fate, friendship, and the healing power of love . . .
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.
Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden hopelessly raw and heart-breaking. A love story that will keep you glued to the pages.
This book is full of content warnings. There’s self-harming, parental abuse and rape. I don’t think anything I write could prepare you for what you’re about to read. Unfortunately crap things happens to good people and that is a tale as old as time. There’s nothing we can do to change it, evil people exist in this world and they will continue to do bad things. This is what The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden is all about. A coincidental meeting of two souls during hard times in both their lives. Kayden trying to survive through the abuse of his coward father, and Callie saving him from further harm, she has a secret of her own, one that has pushed her to alter her appearance from beautiful to appear as ugly as possible.
Callie & Kayden have always lived in the same town. They’ve had two very different upbringings. Kayden has a life of privilege and a promising future career as a football player. But you can’t always see what happens behind closed doors, he carries the burden of a violent father, the scars are deep, and he tries to cope with the pain by inflicting further wounds upon himself. He has a girlfriend but really that is only for appearances sake, he feels incapable of feeling anything on an emotional level but it suits his needs for now.
Callie has been the butt of everyone’s jokes since the age of twelve. Everything changed for her at that age, the way she viewed the world, how she viewed herself and the relationships she forged in the world. She altered her appearance and since then her mum and dad worried about her intentions and the why. They took her to a therapist but for some reason it was concluded that she wasn’t getting enough attention at home. She’s told no one about her dark secret. She resents her brother, and he feels the same way for putting their mum through hell the last few years. But did anyone actually try to peel back the layers, did anyone really question enough why it all changed at age twelve.
They both escape their subsequent difficulties in life by moving away to college. They literally bump into each other again four months after Callie saved Kayden from further harm from his father. Initially he doesn’t recognise her because she has reinvented her image again and she’s developed a friendship with Seth. It throws him because she was known as being a loner who did nothing. Callie has finally found someone that she can trust 100% its refreshing. He knows her secret and is the big brother figure that she should’ve had. He protects her and yet pushes her at the same time to just give life a chance. He’s everything she needs.
Callie & Kayden are terrified at the pull of their connection. Its like electricity, the tension between them fizzles. As they spend time together they realise that they might just be what the other needs to heal and trust again. Callie is frightened that she might push him away with her dark demons and Kayden thinks that if Callie knew everything about him, she might not want to be with him. Little do they know that they have more in common than they realise.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
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