Kiss the Boys by Chris Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Three brothers, one girl.
River is a runaway from yet another abusive foster home. She's been in the system ever since her parents died in a horrific accident. She still blames herself for the way they died, and fills the holes in her heart by intimacy with a man. On the day she runs away, she finds herself stuck in Michigan snow, with nowhere to go.
Nathan is an artist with a loving family, but the events of his past haunt his heart daily. He seeks solace in finding "fallen angels"; troubled girls whom become his muse and he tries to heal them at the same time. The day he spots River stuck in her car, he knows right then and there that she is destined to be one of his angels. He just needs to convince her.
Noah is the more feminine brother, and Nathan's twin. He plays college basketball and is talented to the point he is being scouted for the NBA. He finds River as he is walking the dog in the park. He knows she needs help and gets jealous when Nathan, his twin, tries to make River another one of his "angels". Noah cannot let that happen, not after what happened to the last girl.
Jake never leaves the house anymore. Not after what happened in Afghanistan. He's sullen, withdrawn, and crabby. When River comes around he tries to run her off with his attitude. River won't have any of it, and as time goes on she gets Jake to come out of the house and fills him with courage. But he knows Nathan is after her, wants to make her one of his angels. After what happened to the last one, he doesn't want Nate to sink his claws into her. He must protect her.
Three brothers, one girl. One family, torn apart. How will it play out in the end?
Personally I loved this book, I could not put it down. I love how, as the story goes on, you learn more and more about the past of Nathan and River. You start to understand why there is such a magnetic attraction between the two of them. In some parts you will laugh at or with the characters. In other parts you will cry tears of sorrow and then joy. The author has such a way of dragging you into the story that you cannot get our until it's over.
I would definitely recommend this book to all of my friends.
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