Title: When tomorrow starts without me
Author: Stacy Claflin
Cover: Stacy gave me the permission to use the book cover on my blog.
He’s on the road to fame. She’s at the end of the line. A chance meeting will change everything.
Kenna Mitchell grew up despised and mistreated by those who should’ve loved and protected her. Now homeless and alone, with pain too heavy to bear, she’s ready to end it all.
Enter Rogan Scott, an up-and-coming rock star with one focus—his band. Out in the woods, looking for song inspiration, he comes across a beautiful girl seconds from ending her life.
Rogan saves Kenna, only to face her anger. Intrigued by her reactions and motivations, he devotes himself to getting to know the real Kenna Mitchell. Turns out, she doesn’t even know herself. Soon their tenuous friendship blossoms into love, and Rogan pulls her into his world of rock and roll. But his social circle proves as cruel as the one she left behind.
As everything spirals out of control, Kenna discovers a shocking secret about her past. With each new lie uncovered, she’s gutted worse than before. She rallies every time—until she learns a painful detail she’s certain she’ll never recover from.
Can Rogan show Kenna that life is worth living, or will the merciless truths of her life convince her to finally end it all?
(This book contains sensitive subject matter.)
I’ve received an ARC of this book.
Kenna is on the train tracks, wanting to end her horrible life with a mother who left, a father who doesn’t care, a stepmother who hates her and an abusive stepbrother when Rogan saves her. He takes her home where she finds people who really care about her but her past doesn’t let her alone. When Merle tells her she’s adopted she wants to find out the truth about her dead parents. The path to this truth is stony and whenever something bad happens, Kenna feels responsible.. up to the point where she tries to end her life again but a horrible past leads to a glorious future. This story was hard to read at times because you feel for Kenna and just want to hurt the ones hurting her or worse. Rogan and his sister Sutton become great friends and I’m looking forward to Sutton’s story.