Sunday, August 18, 2013

Book Review: The Coincidance Of Callie and Kayden

The Coincidence Of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorenson

336 pages

December 13th 2012 
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My Rating: 4 Stars

This is a phenomenal story about two people that endured years of abuse and found each other. Together they learn to trust and help each other heal. This is such a touching story! 

This story highlights the horrors of childhood abuse of all kinds and the lasting damage inflicted on its victims. The story has got a very gentle, quiet feel to it, but at the same time, really draws you into it.

You really get a feel for each character because each chapter alternates each POV. You completely submerge yourself into each characters psyche and you literally go through everything that they are. When they cry, you cry; when they are scared so are you; when they are happy, so are you. 

Callie is quiet, shy and withdrawn from the world after what happened to her many years ago as a child. Kayden is physically and emotionally scarred. They have not spoken in years, then one night everything changes. description:

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

 Some of my favorite quotes:

"I want to find out what it’s like to be touched by someone I trust; someone I gave my permission to."

"I trusted him once and I decide to do it again. I just pray to God he doesn’t shove me down and break me, because I’m already in too many pieces and I just don’t know how much more breaking I can take."

"In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one."

“It's amazing how the things you remember forever are the things you'd rather forget and the things you desperately want to grasp onto seem to slip away like sand in the wind.”  

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #2)

320 pages 
Published July 30th 2013

My review coming soon!

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The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.

Did you read either book? Do you have any favorite quotes or reviews that you would like to share? Please send them to me and I will add them to my next review.