My edition: Kindle (Owned)
Series: Stand Alone
Rating: 4 stars
Jason Bradley has everything going for him. He’s Banner High’s first-string varsity wide receiver, headed to another State championship, and the college recruiters are already knocking on his door. His girlfriend is every guy’s dream, there’s a brand new black Camaro with 6.2L, V-6 engine parked in his garage, and he’s on cruise control.
But when the school’s beloved football coach turns up dead and Jason’s found standing over the body, his cruise control cuts off bringing his charmed life to a screeching halt, and the reality of being an accused murderer of the first degree takes over.
When everyone else walks away and leaves him to hang, one girl can’t. But it’s going to take more than guessing and wishing to get through to him and the truth of what happened, since he seems bound and determined to accept his fate as a criminal, tried as an adult and eligible for lethal injection.
Can one really determined girl get to the bottom of the mystery when no one else seems to care? It would be so much easier to watch him go down, and for many, maybe just a little bit too satisfying. After all, who isn’t guilty of finding pleasure in seeing that perfect someone suddenly exposed for the self-centered prick that he really is?
This is my second book by Elle Casey. I loved it. The heroine was awesome. She didn’t give up on the hero at all.
At first I thought this was going to be a he didn’t do it kind of case, but it turns out the hero really did kill the coach. But for a damn good reason!!! I started having a bad feeling 50% of the way through. When I got to 86% it was confirmed. My bad feeling was right.
Even though everyone had given up on Jason, Katy didn’t. She was spunky with a smart alec mouth. Totally loved her. Jason was an awesome hero too.
The reason this doesn’t get a full five starts is because it started out slow. I was bored for a little while. Thankfully it started to pick up. I will definitely be reading another Casey book.