‘I’d rather die fighting than die for nothing at all.’
Something Like Normal was a fast paced, well written story filled with suspense, sexual tension and romance. A story about two flawed characters with secrets they are trying to get away from. Most of all, it’s a story about survival.
Mia Lee was a victim. But Paige Cassidy is a survivor.
Mia Lee is no more. She is now Paige Cassidy. Paige is on the run. She made a choice that will change the course of her life forever. A choice she can never regret. For once in her life, she fought to survive. She chose herself.
Chance takes Paige to a small town in Virginia. Luck brings her to a man named Hank who is affectionally know as ‘Grandpa’. Hank grows to care for Paige and as much as she wants to stay guarded, she starts to care for him as well. It’s been a long time since someone has trusted her, given her the benefit of the doubt and wanted to help her. Hank owns a hotel and gives her a job and a place to stay. There she meets Quinn. Quinn helps Hank on the side, fixing things here and there. Paige is automatically attracted to this boy with a lip ring and sly smile. As much as she wants to, she knows it isn’t possible to let him in.
Paige is doing well. She has her life with Hank, and a second job at the town diner where she becomes fast friends with a girl named Tabitha and Quinn’s brother, Tristan. They both make her life better. Tabitha and Tristan are great friends to Paige.
But Quinn is still there. And their chemistry and attraction is something that can’t be denied. They both are broken. They both have secrets they can’t tell... but they just fit together.
‘Tell me your secrets and I’ll tell you mine.’
“Can you give me everything, even though you know I will push you until you’re ready to break? You see, I would break you.”
“I want you to. Better to feel pain than nothing at all.”
From the moment I saw him, I knew he was going to create a splash, but I never thought he’d cause a fucking tsunami.
Not only did I really like both MC’s, there were three exceptional characters in this story. Hank, Tristan, and Tabitha. There was nothing about these three I didn’t love.
This was the first book I’ve read by this author and one I very much enjoyed. It brought out a lot of different emotions in me (which I love) and the ending left me wanting so much more! Please please please bring out the sequel to this one asap! This book had some darker themes, but it wasn’t what I would consider a dark read. I loved the suspense, the relationships Paige developed, and most importantly, the fact that she was able to finally let people in and create her own family. This is one I would recommend!
He is the only light in my forever darkness.
“We both have secrets, things we both wish we could take back, but can’t. And that’s okay, because when I’m with you, those secrets don’t rule me, they don’t define me.”