Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….
The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.
After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.
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He looks up and I watch his eyes take me in. Slowly. They rake over me, dropping from my eyes to my glossed lips down to my exposed shoulders. Taking his time, he follows the neckline of my simple, yet body contouring sundress, lingering when he reaches my full breasts. I’m sufficiently covered, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aware that the dress showed off my assets well. Tight around my chest, gathering snuggly at the waist, with a scant amount of cleavage. Just enough coverage to still leave something for him to imagine. And I watch his face change as his imagination takes off running.
His eyes drift down my legs, tanned now from the eternal California sun. Momentarily he’s lost in what he sees and doesn’t even notice I’m watching him leer. Totally worth the extra effort getting ready tonight, I couldn’t be happier at the reaction I get. Eventually, his eyes make their way back up to mine and I arch one eyebrow, letting him know he’s been caught. A normal reaction might be to look embarrassed or perhaps even flustered a little. But not Zack. Instead, he flashes me a wicked grin. “You look incredible.” He’s the one doing the leering, yet I’m the one who ends up blushing.
I am a huge fan of Vi Keeland, so when the opportunity to read her new venture with Dylan Scott came up and I grabbed it. Left Behind is a different type of story than I am used to and I knew going in that I was dealing with Young Adult themes (which is a genre I tend to avoid) but something about the first chapter sneak preview pulled me in and I had to now more! I am very glad I took a chance on Left Behind! Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott created a book that was full of emotion (not angst) and amazing characters that I could not put down. I read this whole book on my flights a few weekends ago and didn't mind being in the last row (more reading time)!
Left Behind was that was told in different point of views which allowed the reader to get the story in layers, revealing just enough in each POV that left you craving more. The brilliance that is Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott's writing shines in Left Behind. This is not an easy or simple story, Left Behind is complex tale with lives intertwining and heart-tugging story lines that is different than any other story I have ever read. While I did see the outcome earlier on in the story, the journey getting there was still amazing to read. These authors writing together is magic and I really hope we get more from this team in the future!
Left Behind is a book that needs to go into unspoiled, I am not going to regurgitate the plot for you or describe these characters in depth. Just trust me and read this story, even if you are like me and not into YA, I promise it is worth it! Reading about Zach and Nikki was an amazing journey. I am still thinking about parts of this book and feel that emotional connection with the characters almost two weeks later. I can't shake off the curiosity of wondering how they are doing now (that may be the mom in me). At seventeen these two characters faced a lot, but it was how it all played out in a very emotional, sweet and satisfying way that was the magic of this story. Dylan Scott and Vi Keeland just changed my opinion on the young adult genre, so go 1-click Left Behind and see what I am talking about! Zach and Nikki will be two characters you will never forget.
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MEET THE AUTHORS:
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
Dylan Scott is a New York trial attorney, wife and mother of four. She believes her job as a trial attorney is a subcategory to the field of entertainment more than law. With a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature she believed teaching English was a destined career choice until she realized her life long talent of "argument" could actually be her job. A recent, fairly boring, midlife crisis resulted in a brief stint as a middle school English teacher which confirmed that she wasn't ready to give up the law. Dylan has also taught legal courses at the college level and worked with at-risk inner city youth in the roles of mentor and coach. She is co-author Vi Keeland's biggest fan.