This is the second and closing part of Amber and Marcus' story, which started in "Tell me When" (At the moment these are the only ones in the series). This book CANNOT be read as a stand alone.
I gotta say, it started a bit slow and was a bit too angsty for me but as a whole I enjoyed Marcus and Amber's story, seeing them grow, heal and bring themselves a better future, for each separately and together as a couple.
The book starts with them together, we get to see how they interact with one another, their friends and Amber's family it was a way for us to see how they DO work before the mess started. For me, this part (about a third of the book) was a bit redundant. Yet when things started to fall apart I couldn't put the book down. I was hanging from the edge of my seat, can't wait for everything to unfold. I was even quite annoyed for a while, but not in a "bad" way, I just wanted to KNOW what's going on, what's going to happen and how everything would unfold.
Basically the whole mess was "new evidence" that suggest Amber wasn't a victim but the master mind behind the whole "kidnapping", taking advantage of a mentally sick guy - Paul. No matter where Amber and Marcus turn to, there are incriminating evidence against them, and no matter what they say or don't say they look bad publically. Amber is advised not to speak with the press, and so everything that is said about her and Marcus only shows her as a fraud and as their relationship deteriorates (due to unnecessary meddling..) guys start to harass her, seeing her as a "kinky gal" and not a victim. It was more than heart breaking! It was difficult to read and realize something like that could happen to a VICTIM. She went through SO MUCH and it could all be dismissed. I was nauseated by the notion.
But Amber is stronger than anyone can imagine and she shows her strength in everything she does, the things she changes about her life goals and her decisions to help and advice others. She had quite the impact on Marcus on the matter, making him FINALLY deal with what he and his brother went through (and now other teens are going through..) and together they are able to make a difference which was more than beautiful. It wasn't just about Amber getting the justice for what was done to her, it was her and Marcus helping others in any way they can even though it means showing their vulnerable side.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as was the first one (even though I DO have my misgiving about it).
Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 230 pages, 25-26 May 2016 / On GoodReads