To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
Finished with a sigh, such a sweet story.
Abbi Glines, gotta love her books, I always thoroughly enjoy them, they always provoke all the feels and Until Friday night is no different.
You want to relax unwind with a good book, lock the world away and just absorb someone else's story then Abbi Glines always delivers.
A high school romance. West Ashby is the typical Jock, popular with the girls.
Maggie is the quiet girl, the new girl who has come to live with her aunt, she doesn't talk, she experienced a horrific tragic experience and hasn't talked since.
West and Maggie become close when West struggles with the impending death of his father, he turns to Maggie his best friends cousin, there's a silent understanding at first, West knows she has suffered at the loss of her parents and Maggie knows what he is going through. When Maggie first meets West at the field party she saw sees past the playboy image and just sees the pain in his eyes.
A friendship blossoms and eventually becomes more as both help each other,heal each other.
Until Friday night is the kind of read that you will swoon over,sigh over,smile over and rejoice over.
I loved it, another heartfelt and thoughtful read by Abbi Glines.