For Matthew Rohan, every day is a struggle. Each task others complete without thinking is a challenge for him. Recently orphaned, he has to finish the last few months of high school and take care of his disabled sister on his own.
When Mayra comes into his life, his comfortable routines implode.
Matthew can’t handle change, but Mayra is unrelenting in her quest to understand him, to show him acceptance and maybe even love. When she breaks through his shell, Matthew’s world will never be the same again.
An awkward boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, a persistent girl who pulls him out of his isolated existence, and a lottery ticket that will change their lives forever.
"You win some days; You lose others. That's just how it works."
If I could describe this book in one word, it would be...INSPIRING.
You read books all the time that show strength within each character, but nothing prepared me for Matthew Rohan.
He is the hero of this story...in so many ways.
He holds the weight of the world on his shoulders, and yet, he doesn't stop.
He lives every day with Asperger's, and it's a struggle to say the least.
But all it took was one person to show him that life didn't have to be routine.
Change can be good.
"I just want to try something. Would that be alright?"
"I'm going to give you a hug."
"Don't worry. You aren't alone."
Mayra Trevino has always been there, but in the background.
When paired together for a school project, Matthew soon realizes that his life will never be the same.
This girl has turned his world upside...in the most incredible ways.
I love that girl!!!
I will tell you right now that I only made it to Chapter Two before tears fell from my eyes.
This story is beyond beautiful.
To read what's going on inside Matthew's head constantly is intriging.
"You never look at me."
"I do. I look at you more than almost anyone else."
I want to applaude Shay Savage for writing this book!
This story can speak to so many, and help just as much.
Matthew and Mayra are both extraordinary characters!!
You want to fight for both of them.
You want to see them grow as a couple as much as grow into themselves.
This book will forever hold a special place in my heart!
"She makes me feel normal. She makes me feel like maybe I can have what other people have."
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Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.
From the author: “It’s my job to make you FEEL. That doesn’t always mean you’ll feel good, but I want my readers to be connected enough to my characters to care.”
Savage’s books many books span a wide variety of topics and sub-genres with deeply flawed characters. From cavemen to addicts to hitmen, you’ll find yourself falling for these seemingly irredeemable characters!