The law said I was a runaway.
I preferred the term survivor.
After being broken down and emotionally tortured for fifteen years, I made a choice to change the path that my life was on.
It left me alone, homeless and scared, but alive.
The streets were where I found my family. A group of kids like me who society had failed to protect.
We weren't teenagers anymore – we were a statistic, a nuisance, the scum on the bottom of the city’s shoe.
When he showed up that night, I never expected to feel the things I did.
He was honest and protective and he saw straight through the hardened exterior that I had created.
He made me want to fight for something better.
I could run, go back to the street and continue risking my life just to live.
But now, being offered something more, I wasn't sure if I could go back without at least a taste of what it was like.
We came from two completely different worlds, but they were about to collide. And I was about to learn that maybe the grass really wasn't that much greener on the other side.
Heath Carson and his brother, Brayden, have grown up in comfort. They live in the big house and go to the private school, but they know no one is beneath them. So when they see a group of homeless kids being beat on, they step in. Recognizing one of the kids as being an old friend who was kicked out of his home, they take special note of the ragtag group. But when Heath spots Faith, neither realize how both of their lives will soon change.
This is a YA book, and all of the characters are under the age of 18. This was an enjoyable romantic read; but what really made this book special, were the adults Fable was finally able to meet that listened, not only to her, but to the rest of the Bayward Street group. This was not my typical read, and because of that, I did not know what to expect. But Addison Jane did a phenomenal job of guaranteeing that I did not think of these characters as children or even teens; but as young adults. I’m giving this a solid 4-stars!