Before Hadley is about Hadley and Caynan. Caynan is the new guy at school. Cocky, killer body, and girls falling at his feet is everything he could want and more...that is until he sets his eyes on Hadley. Unfortunately for him, she is the one girl that is turned off by his charm. However, with Caynan things aren't always what they seem. His secrets have secrets and everything that comes out of his mouth straddles the line between truth and fiction. He knows it is better to not get involved with anyone, much less Hadley, but he can't seem to get her out of his mind. Too bad for him, secrets never remain buried...they find a way to resurface.
This novel had me at the blurb (let's face it, the cover also drew me towards this novel). I have always been a sucker for bad boy, good girl books...don't look at me like that. I did not expect for the novel to just simply explode with such feelings and depth that left me feeling so much for the characters and the novel itself. The character development that Caynan faced felt so beautifully written, especially when the road laid before him involved forgiveness. The fact that he progressed so wonderfully and made a life for himself, moving on from his past, felt so amazing to read. I adored the interaction between all the characters, even minor characters, and felt that this novel was beautifully pieced together and seemed to have a harmony that many novels don't have.
A story about love, deceit, betrayal, forgiveness, second chances, and redemption. Before Hadley is a true must read novel that everyone should definitely buy and read.
Summary from Goodreads:
What's worse than a cocky new guy at school?
A cocky new guy with a killer body and the attention of every female at school. Hadley can tell the minute she lays eyes on Caynan that he's someone to avoid. He may have looks and charm, but he's also got heartbreak written all over his pretty face.
Unfortunately for Hadley, Caynan has his sights set on her.
She's the one girl who doesn't want him. The one girl who's turned off by his charm. The one girl who challenges him like no other. And, though she couldn't possibly know the truth about him, she seems to be the one girl who really sees him.
But with Caynan, things aren't at all what they seem. His secrets have secrets and everything out of his mouth straddles the line between truth and fiction. He knows better than to get involved with anyone, especially with his time limited in the new town, but he just can't seem to get Hadley out of his mind.
Too bad for him, secrets never remain secrets for long.
ARC was kindly provided by publisher, Patchwork Press, and author, J. Nathan, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
About The Author:
J. Nathan is the author of the new adult novels Before Hadley, Until Alex, and Since Drew. When she's not writing, she's a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. Happy endings are a must. Love triangles and negative people are the bane of her existence. Her family, friends, guys in backwards hats, and watermelon margaritas are the light…
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