Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.
We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.
All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.
That was an easy bet for me to win.
I didn’t love, I hardly liked.
Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted.
The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.
The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.
But you know what they say…
All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.
(Book one in the L&S Duet)
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Brittainy C Cherry has a gift. A gift for taking the most irredeemable characters and making the reader feel for them. She gives these characters such depth, that you are right there with them through their highs and their lows. Landon is one of my favorite characters of hers. A bully with a heart buried deep down where no one can see it, let alone touch it. But Shay sees him. Every flaw, every little thing he tries to hide, she sees all of him. Does she hate him? In her own way, yes. Does he hate her? In his own way, yes. These two are so misunderstood with each other that they both need to dig a little deeper to see that all is not what it appears. The story is much like the characters themselves. So muc more than what it appears to be. It starts out a bit on the lighter side with your typical bad boy/good girl push and pull. You want to slap Landon and tell Shay to run, but then you realize she can handle him and give as good as he does. Before you know you, you are peeling back layers of their lives that go so far beyond this little game they are playing. It gets heavy, and you begin to see them differently. It makes you see that the hatred they feel is envy of a life that neither knows a thing about. She (the author) takes every day subjects that most teens go through and adds her own flair. And in doing so, creates a beautiful story of two people who need each other more than they thought possible.
Brittainy C Cherry is a must read author for those who love their stories with a little more depth than the norm. There hasn’t been a story of hers that I haven’t loved and I can’t wait for part 2 of Landon and Shay