The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (Coincidence #1) by Jessica Sorensen
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck -- and his life -- might finally end... until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.
Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved...
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden has been on my to-read list forever. I finally decided to read it the other day and I must say I was a little disappointed. It was good, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't as incredible as I had thought it would be. I think this was a case of the story being overhyped before I read it. Oh well, it was a good read and I need to get this written so I can go read the next book and see what happens (there is a bit of a cliffhanger ending).
Callie had something happen on her twelfth birthday. It is kind of obvious what happens, just not who is involved. Ever since then she has dressed in baggy clothes and has tried to just be invisible. She hates being around crowds of people and she doesn't really like physical contact. She just kind of collapses in on herself and tries to be nonexistent.
One night when she is sent into a party to get her brother so their mom can drive him home Callie comes across Kayden's father beating him. Instead of just looking the other way and doing nothing like most people would, she goes over and tries to help him. Even though she was afraid, she still intervened.
After that night Kayden tried to find Callie and thank her, but she had already gone off to college. On his first day there he literally runs into her, only he doesn't recognize her right away. She has change. She has long hair, she is not wearing bags for clothing, she just looks different. Plus she seems happy with her friend Seth. She still is a bit skittish around other, but she had definitely changed some. Kayden is drawn to her. He just wants to hang out, be friends, just get to know her better. He doesn't know why, but he just wants to be around her. Until he realizes he likes her as more than friends.
Their story is not a smooth one. They both have their issues and problems to deal with. However they both have the other to lean on as well. They help each other deal with the things that have happened in their childhood, though by the end of the book they are not out of the woods yet. The story was a good read, but based on the situation, what they have both been through, I thought it would be more of an emotional read. It should have been, but for whatever reason it wasn't. Still a good read and I am looking forward to reading the rest if their story. Now on to the next book to see what happens to these two!
Rating: ★ ★ ★