Chelsea Simmons is a child prodigy who graduated from high school at fifteen and is a junior in college at nineteen. Chelsea tutors students who are having trouble with their grades. She comes from a broken home and stays out of relationships.
Owen is having trouble with his English and Creative Writing courses. He is a smart man but is having too much fun partying and womanizing to worry about it. When he is suspended from the football team he loves and is forced to cut back on his work hours, his sister gets a tutor so he can get his grades up and he is not happy. His sister and brother-in-law are helping pay his bills at school so he has to do what they say. He loves his sister and doesn’t want to hurt her so he agrees to a tutor.
When Owen meets Chelsea, his tutor, he is attracted to her but knows she is out of his league. She is a shy person and very smart and comes from a good family, he thinks. Owen is a womanizer and smokes pot and drinks too much. He is also getting drugs for and giving his money to his mother.
Chelsea’s father is in prison for fraud and she doesn’t want to ever talk about him to anyone. She has secrets she keeps to herself and won’t trust men after seeing what her father put her mom through. She starts to open up with Owen, hoping he is different and maybe she can find love, something she has never had from anyone before.
Owen is trying to change his way of life for Chelsea but still keeps slipping into his old habits. He wants to get out of his mother’s clutches but feels he owes her. When Owen’s sister, Fable, finds out about it, all his troubles come to the surface and they come out right in front of Chelsea. He is afraid she will never speak to him again.
These two young people have been trying to change themselves in the hope that they can find love. I loved this story with all the twists and turns that relationships can have. It was interesting to get into their minds and know how they think. I think this is a great story for young adults to read and maybe try to understand their own relationships and family troubles.