By Your Side
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
An irresistible story from Kasie West that explores the timeless question: What do you do when you fall for the person you least expect?When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her.Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.Only he doesn’t come. No one does.Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye.As he and Autumn at first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
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"4.75 -<br/><br/>I really enjoyed rereading this one. I was actually searching for this type of story and I'm glad I found it. <br/><br/>The story felt more like a slice of life than a romance most likely because of how realistic it is. I would describe it as sweet with real life problems. I thought the pacing was well done. <br/><br/>I did like the main character but I didn't like the "everybody is my friend or likes me" attitude she had for a long part of the story. I do wish that the author explained her anxiety better because it was how I connected to her and how it was described was vague. <br/><br/>The love interest was pretty well done. I liked the way the author had him react to the main character over time. <br/><br/>The writing was good and felt pretty satisfying to me. One thing that she might need to fix (I'm not for sure on this) is her descriptions. She has a lot of character thoughts, which was good, but didn't include brief scene descriptions. <br/><br/>Enjoyable and a good "stuck in the library" read."
"yes i did! it’s a little bit of a spoiler !! but it was when she is “kidnapped” as a prank by her friends and has a huge panic attack and that’s how her friends find out she has anxiety "