Currentby Published 12 Sep 2018
One look was all it took for fifteen-year-old June Withers to fall in love with Jake Daniels. One moment was all it took for the river’s current to take everything from them.
June would have done anything for Jake. The two were inseparable. He was going to run away to be with her. Then, his abusive father destroyed their happiness.
Years later, June sits down to write a review for the band Silent Tides and is floored when she comes face to face with Lucas the keyboardist. Lucas looks so familiar; the resemblance to Jake is uncanny.
June falls fast and hard for Lucas, but she continuously questions her feelings for him, unsure if they are because he reminds her of Jake or because of who he is.
Just when June thinks she’s found happiness with Lucas, she loses him too. Their new love is torn apart, clouded in a veil of deceit and lies, shattering June.
Six years pass and June feels like she finally has found peace in her life. Once again, it’s ripped wide open when she comes face to face with a love from her past.
Now it’s June who has a secret.
༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"Abby McCarthy" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!
AUTHOR: Abby McCarthy
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 11th February, 2016
The reason why I requested this is that synopsis, it grabs you straight away, BUT what I thought reading that was not what I thought was going to happen, which had me down the wrong path right from the beginning, and that's where all my confusion came into play..
The beginning of the book sets you up, without giving any plot twists or turns away pay attention to the very first chapter of the book..
June is always searching for that lost childhood friend and thinks she finds him in Lucas, so many things race through your mind, lines become blurry, is Lucas, Jake?? Is he a long lost son?? Did Jake suffer amnesia?? Is that why June can see so many similarities between the two boys GAH!! My brain is not equipped to unravel mysteries..
I lost someone once and my biggest dream would be that I'd find then again, and that maybe I'd live happily ever after.
Jake suffered abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father both physically and psychologically from a very young age, he always felt like he was unwanted, unloved, the only time we see a glimpse of true happiness is his time he spent with his childhood friend June..The two were inseparable..
One look was all it took for fifteen year old June Withers to fall in love with Jake Daniels.
My brain is like scrambled eggs racing through the pages to see if the mystery unravels itself as I move along into the chapters..GAH!!
One day, I'm going to be inside of you so deep you'll never get me out.
There are just too many coincidences building up where Jake and Lucas are concerned, too many adding up to be ignored..
"I love it here." Lucas says
The current from the river is so strong wanting to get out and be
free from the narrow banks, but the lake fights back. It's bigger than
the river, stronger. When the water is turbulent like this, it's as if
the two sides got to war.
"But do you know what I love the most?"
I love that the current is strong enough to let the the river break
free even though it's up against something vast."
Shit a brick!! PLOT TWIST I never saw that heading towards me!!
♪ How could you not see me?
After all this time
I wear a mask
And you make me bleed.
I'd do anything to turn back time
I'd wage wars and calm an ocean
I'd break tides and change the moon
I'd do anything if you were mine
I'd do anything to turn back time. ♪
Current is so cleverly done, the anticipation, the intrigue has you guessing throughout. Jake is like one of those pop up in the box thingys one minute he's there the next he's gone like a magic trick..I kind of wanted to cement him to one place..
I guess for me it kind of felt too rushed (But this is just my opinion and your opinion may be different to mine) as you reach that half way mark because it jumps, 6 months had gone, then it jumped to 6 years past so I kind of missed the in betweens of the story, then it picked up again, so I kind of felt like I as in a state of whip lash, BUT it still held my attention throughout..
Abby McCarthy hit Current out of the park!! I freaking loved it from start to finish. She sucked me right in and kept me guessing... I could not put it down. Current takes us on a mysterious, thought provoking and tumultuous ride with just a bit of darkness! Expect the unexpected! This ride focuses on an unfathomable love story with a very original plot. It's witty and clever with shocking twists and turns. Making this anything but your typical love story. June and Jake are strong, memorable characters that will sneak into your heart and have you begging for their HEA. I'm dying to get into more details about the plot and characters, but I can not without giving anything away... Just know Current will tug at your heart and mess with your mind, leaving you speechless!
I have read and loved all of Abby's books. But Current is the book that puts her on a whole new level. She dug deep and it paid off!! She should be so proud. She just gets better and better.
I can't believe I waited so long to read a book by this author as this was agreed read. I will certainly be reading more of her books in the future.
After reading the synopsis of this story I was looking forward to reading this. Thankfully the author didn't disappoint as I loved it and ended up reading it in one sitting.
This is one of them books that I find hard to review as I don't want to spoil the storyline for anyone. What I will say is if your looking for an emotional romantic read then I highly recommend this book.
I had goosebumps reading parts of it.
Amazing read that will be on my re read list. Loved it.
When Jake was first introduced he was only 17 and so sweet! Then when we met him again he was the keyboardist in a band! Lastly, he showed up as a tattooed, alpha bad boy! Need I say more!!! Great read and great characters!