Publication: May 17, 2016, by Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
Every time a new JLA book is announced, my heart jumps and my insides squirm because the anticipation has begun. I had not thought about the possibility that Jennifer will be writing a new romance slash new adult slash YA story! WOOOOO SOUND THE SIRENS PEOPLE! I discovered this book after making my BEA schedule and I am crossing my fingers for a copy! (You wouldn't know what I wanted to actually type: my insides are crossing? Don't even ask).