Title: Always You
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (self-published)
Date Published: November 1, 2012
Pages: 330 (paperback)
Genre: New adult fiction, romance
Age Range: 17+
Riley Tanner has a best friend, the best friend a girl could ask for. He's supportive, loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind, and thoughtful. He's also the biggest player in school.
Their relationship has always been easy and affectionate, but after Riley's month long vacation, things become a little strange. She starts to look at him in ways that go way beyond the 'friend zone'. Add in her best friend's rival, and things become a whole lot more complicated.
This book will have your heart pounding in excitement one second, completely calm and wondering what will happen next, then you'll find yourself holding your breath and wishing you could read faster. This book is definitely for older teens though. Cussing, sexual content (though not too graphic, still there), sexual comments, and occasional slapping.
The writing is good as far as the writer getting you to feel every emotion the main character, Riley, feels. But there are a lot of grammatical mistakes. You can understand it, but while I was reading I was able to pick out a lot of mistakes. Though, what I did like about the writing was that the views of the story changed as it went along. Most of the book is told by Riley's point-of-view, but Clay's side is told.
The love between Riley and Clay is sweet. Clay's love for Riley has been present since they were children, only growing stronger as the years go on, until Riley finally realizes that she has the same feelings for Clay as he does toward her. He's willing to do anything for her, and protect her against anything, including Blake.
I bought this book when it was iBooks Book of the week, so it was free and easy to get ahold of, not knowing of its content (it seemed innocent enough), just goes to show you how easy it is to get ahold of a New Adult novel (thinking of a younger audience).