Wesley (The Son Series, #1) by Leanne Davis
Title: Wesley (The Son Series, #1)
Author: Leanne Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15th
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Yeah, I don’t trust them. Who are they? The family who takes me in after they catch me making a rare mistake. They offer me a deal that allows me to make amends while staying with them and working. I’ve never had a permanent home and I’d long since run away from the foster care system after my last “home” had someone using my back for a cigarette tray. My means of supporting myself? Whatever necessary. That includes anything and everything I needed to do to survive. That’s all my life has been about anyway: survival. And you know what? I’ve done just that. Survived. And thrived while doing so.
Then this strange family decides to rescue me. Though not for a moment do I need rescuing. I’ve made my life something interesting and important while remaining independent. I’m neither homeless, nor a criminal. I’ll do my penance in this small town of Silver Springs, but nothing will make me lose sight of the life waiting for me on the road.
I don’t trust their motives for a second and I’m ready at any moment for it to go wrong. Nothing is going to make me believe in them. Even as I meet Dani Dawson, who is a waitress in the café where I work and is dating the son of the family I’m staying with. She tries to show me a softer side to life. Still, I know that nothing lasts: not food, shelter, parents, friends, brothers, families, and certainly not love. Especially if you’re relying on others for it. I rely on no one but myself. Always have and always will. No matter what. So, I’m ready for it all to go to crap, but until then? Joke’s on all of them and I’ll take advantage of it until the very last moment.
Leanne Davis writes contemporary and new adult romance. Leanne’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and in the Amazon Top 120 overall books along with #1 Bestselling New Adult & #1 Top Rated Women’s Psychological Fiction by The Other Sister.
She lives in the rainy area of Western Washington, and spends as much time as she can getting away from the rain by traveling to destinations all across the state where she and her family do tons of camping. Many of these locations become the settings for her books. She earned her business degree from Western Washington University, and worked for several years in the construction management field before turning to writing.
God! I know you all. You people who have to do what society dictates, without ever considering if you are really happy or fulfilled by it or not. You think it makes you a good person, and it makes me seem odd. Well, I don’t get you. As much as you don’t get me. You don’t bother to question things and I question everything.
Wesley’s life is not exactly normal. He left the foster care system when he was 15 years old vowing never to appear on the grid again. At his latest stop, Silver Spring, Washington, he is willing to go to extremes for one of his few friends, Jacey, but this time he got caught stealing from an old woman raising money for a charity.
Without my pack, I am unable to survive on my own. I have no money. No regular means of travel. No shelter. No food. No water even. I have nothing.
The family that takes him in holds the one thing precious to him as collateral, his backpack containing almost everything he owns. In return, he has to work off the money he stole in the cafe where Dani works. The girl who is Wyatt’s girlfriend. The girl who gets him, the girl that makes him feel, the girl he can’t be with.
Eventually, I want to be an orthodontist. But that’s a good ten years from now. First, I need my associate’s degree, then I’ll transfer to a four-year university to finish my bachelor’s, then onto four more years of dental school and after that, two or three years of an orthodontic residency.
Dani’s life is all laid out. She doesn’t need some strange boy messing up her plans. The boy with an abusive past, the boy she can’t stay away from, the boy she can’t be with.
This first book in a series can be read on its own. It is told in Wesley’s and Dani’s voices which are full of longing and wanting of what they both think they cannot have.
Ms. Davis has created a wonderful and realistic love story that captures the emotions of the characters beautifully. I hope you fall in love with Wesley and Dani as I did. Can’t wait to read more by Leanne Davis. Highly recommend!