One Small Thing by Erin Watt
Published June 26th, 2018 by Harlequin Teen
Genres YA, Romance
Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her. Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is… Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get. Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again
This is a hard book to review because I don’t want to give away any spoilers because I really enjoyed this book. Our main character Beth, is trying to enjoy her life but her parent’s have become extremely overprotective since her sister died 3 years ago in an accident. Chase is the new guy in town and is eager to make a fresh start after spending time in juvie. The twist between the two is fairly easy to figure out early in the book but I think that is what the author intended. I enjoyed both Beth and Chase’s character and really liked Beth’s personality and enjoyed watching her character development throughout the book. I love Erin Watt and this is actually the first stand alone book I have read by the author, but really enjoyed The Royals series. I really liked the relationship that Chase and Beth develop, despite all of the obstacles that they have to face. I also really enjoyed the ending to the book and all of the things that are finally worked out. I am of course hoping for a sequel, as with most stand alone books I read. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, I enjoyed both Beth and Chase’s characters and the overall themes that are addressed in this book.
Thank you to the publisher, Harlequin Teen, for sending me an ARC of this book.