To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
I love Abbi Gline’s books and she did not let me down with this one. Right from the beginning I felt a rush of excitement as I read this book. It’s realistic, honest and emotional. These two broken souls could not be anymore perfect for each other.
Maggie is a lovely character and even though I prefer the heroine to be someone with a backbone who is not afraid of anything that is thrown her way I loved her. She was broken but was surviving the best she could and when she was with West you could actually see her come alive.
West is the cliché boy, football player, strong, sexy, popular, etc. except at the same time he wasn’t. He, like Maggie, was broken inside but hid it trying to survive and make it through the day without falling apart. These two are able to help each other, though their own stupidity sometimes made me want to smack some sense into them, especially West.
I love the relationship between these to characters as well as their relationship with the supportive characters. It was a great book with laughter, sadness, and some sexy scenes.
This is a contemporary, new adult, romance novel. I read this in a day and I give it five stars. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone out there who loves romance and wants a quick read. If you read it comment your thoughts on it I would love to know what you think of any of the books I recommend.
“Keeping quiet is how I survived.”
― Abbi Glines, Until Friday Night, Maggie
“Now, could you maybe get some clothes on? That’s uh . . . distracting.”
“You do know you came into my room uninvited, right? If I had known you were coming, I’d have been dressed.”
He smirked. “I texted you.”
“I was in the shower.”
― Abbi Glines, Until Friday Night
“My girl. My fucking jersey.”
― Abbi Glines, Until Friday Night, West
Add to your TBA: Until Friday Night
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.
You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.