Author: Sarah Darlington
Published: August 5th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.
His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be...stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.
Noah saved her.
Georgina never wanted to be saved.
Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks in part to the unwavering love and support of his best friend, Ellie Turner, Noah survived those years, escaped his uncle, and grew into the man he is today. Now he runs his own business and lives a pretty normal, no-nonsense life—one where he maintains a high level of control.
Georgina is Ellie’s younger sister. Four months ago, Noah saved Georgie’s life, but he thought that was where his involvement with his friend’s sister would end. Now Georgie has returned home from the recovery facility her parents sent her away to and Noah, still haunted by the night that connects them, can’t stop himself from continuously trying to protect this girl he barely knows. But is he willing to give up all of the control he’s worked so hard to build in his life and risk everything for her? Even more importantly, would she do the same for him?
I'm so lucky to get to read this one early. Sarah's storytelling ability is awesome, and her stories are full of love and life. It's impossible not to adore this one.
I'm not going to go into spoilers on the main storyline (you find out right away what it is), but it's pretty near impossible not to have your heart threaten to shatter when Noah saves Georgie. Months later, something starts to develop between Noah and Georgie, and it's undeniable. I don't want to give anything away but I love love loved the sleepovers! You know, of the innocent kind. But still very romantic because it held a greater meaning. Then they share that heart pounding first kiss and you know they're done for, because so are you. The two of them have a connection, a bond that ties them together. And by the time you reach the end of the story, you're in love.
Kill Devil Hills will have you swooning, sighing, and reaching for tissues. It's a love story, but it's the kind that delves deeper into life and living and being happy. Sarah Darlington has a way with her words. You can't stop reading because everything about Noah and Georgie's story feels so real. Can't wait for the next story!