Series: Harlequin More Than Words
Published by Harlequin Special Releases
Published on April 1st 2014
Genres: Novella, Realistic FIction, Young Adult
In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.
Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him.
This book came in at the right time. I was on a reading slump, and I just wanted to read something short and sweet. It’s got 87 pages, and I know sometimes it isn’t much to blow someone away, but let’s just say that it left me with a good feeling.
The main characters both experienced difficult situations in life, one more than the other, and this book was mainly about moving forward and holding on to hope that things do get better.
One of the quotes that is so realistic to most people who never got a chance is this :
Don’t you dare ever hope for more. There’s no such thing as living happily ever after or pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. The world is how it is and there always has to be bottom-feeders.
In may be clichéd but, as long as we’re alive, there’s always hope.
It’s not one in a million, Stella. It’s two in a million and it’s you and me. In other words… I’m not giving up on us.
And we shouldn’t give up.