This was a very fast drama filled read that focuses on Callie and Kayden who escape their homes for college, both trying to overcome the emotional scars they carry from their childhood. They both are from the same town but barely acknowledged each other until one fateful night and Callie steps in and probably saves Kayden's life. College transforms Callie along with her sidekick Seth who creates a bucket list if things they must accomplish. With the support of Seth she finds the courage to open herself up to Kayden and allows him to get close. Kayden is just going thru the motions of life, hiding his family secret of abuse and surprisingly finds that there is more to life with Callie. This was not a light read but deals with the dark topics of rape, abuse, bulimia, cutting, gay bashing, alcoholism, bullying, etc. This story is also interwoven with the romance of two broken teens who find the courage to trust and love. I plan to continue with this series.