Author: Shannon Greenland
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: 19th September 2016
Use cash and keep moving.
After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.
West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.
The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love...
Review: 4 out of 5 stars
It’s going to be difficult to review this book without revealing too much.
Our MC, Eve has lived an interesting, yet abusive life and as the book progresses we find out just how hard things have been on her. With the help of her best friend, Eve runs away from her home and gets a job as a roadie for a band known as Bus Stop.
West is the lead singer of Bus Stop and an absolute delight of a character! I adored his patience, his kindness and the strength he showed with Eve; things weren’t always easy but the way he treated her melted my heart.
With books like this comes secrets and deceit, not always intentional but needed and along with it there is drama; I felt so sorry for Eve, my heart broke for her but her determination and courage was wonderful but we also saw her fear and her distress; as the book progresses you really see a positive change in her character, she went from strength to strength and this was thanks to her best friend and West.
We see slow development of romance between Eve and West, their lives couldn’t be more different but they interacted well and had a sweet friendship and eventual relationship that was filled with many mushy moments, you couldn’t help but hope for a happy ever after for them both.
Shannon Greenland’s writing is crisp and engaging, I was hooked on this wonderful book from the very first page, I wanted to know what was going on with Eve, who the mysterious person was that she was hiding from and why and of course what the outcome would be.
This book tugs at the heart strings, there is mention of abuse but there is also a lot of hope, it was an empowering read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you to Entangled Teen via Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review Shadow of a Girl.
Shannon Greenland is the award winning author of several novels including the teen spy series, THE SPECIALISTS, and the YA romance, THE SUMMER MY LIFE BEGAN. Her latest teen novel, SHADOW OF A GIRL, is due out 9.19.16. She also writes thrillers under S. E. Green and lives off the coast of Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her at www.shannongreenland.com